Jack Mitchener plays Litanies by Jehan Alain.
Jack Mitchener plays one of the warhorses of the repertoire, Litanies from Trois Pièces (JA 119) by Jehan Alain (1911–1940).
The organ is the four manual 96-rank Aeolian-Skinner built in 1962 (tonal revisions in 1992) at The Cathedral of St. Philip in Atlanta (where Mitchener is Organist & Artist-in-Residence). These words, written by Jehan Alain and included in the original manuscript of the piece, seem appropriate today in the midst of the novel coronavirus:
"When the Christian soul no longer finds new words in its distress for imploring the mercy of God, it repeats incessantly the same prayer with a fervent faith. Reason reaches its limit. Faith alone follows its ascension."
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