ANDRÉ RAISON (1645 - 1719)
André Raison served as organist at the Paris Abbey of St. Geneviève and from 1687 also at the college and church of the Jacobins, St. Jacques. His pupils included Clérambault.
Raison produced two collections of organ music. The first contains five organ Masses that lend themselves, in their absence of plainchant, to modal transposition and to use with the Magnificat, following the custom of alternating vocal and instrumental verses.