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Composed by Jehan Alain; Three Pieces is a set of upper intermediate / advanced works for organ; with pedal-use. The first piece; Variations sur un thème de Clément Jannequin (Variations on a Clément Jannequin's Tune); should be played in the same way as Couperin's Préludes: freshly and softly. It contains four distinctive parts: Affetuoso; Maggiore; Fuggato and Grave. The second piece is called Le jardin suspendu (The hanging garden) and features three different parts that can't be played separately. The last piece; Litanies; is quite religious and consists of the repetition of lamentations. Its introduction in vivo is played only by the right hand; then followed by a Lirico ma sempre vivo part. These are followed by switches between the main tempo and some vivacissimo parts; sounding declamatory. This third piece ends really harmoniously. Jehan Alain is a French organist who became famous with his Suite for Organ. Student of Marcel Dupré and Roger Ducasse among others; he kept composing all his life. One of his most famous international pieces is Litanies.