Jehan Alain (1911-1940) was a French organist and composer. The second volume of Alain 's Organ Works is comprised of Variations on a Theme by ClÃƒÂ©ment Jannequin, The Suspended Garden and Aria, as well as other favourites from the composer.
Alain studied with Organ virtuosos, Guilmant and Vierne and was primarily an organist and composer of religious music. Whilst at the Paris Conservatoire, Alain won many prizes and his composition catalogue comprises some 140 works. The compositions in the second volume of Organ Works by Jehan Alain are full of life, mirroring his personality. From lively and comical pieces, to sensitive and unexpected works, Alain 's pieces are diverse in musicality. Moreover, the composer exploits Organ techniques, making for an exciting and varied collection for intermediate to advanced level organists.