Raison, André , French composer and organist; b. before 1650; d. Paris, 1719. He received instruction at the seminary of the abbey of Ste. Geneviève in Nanterre. He became organist at the royal abbey of Ste. Geneviève in Paris (c. 1666), and later was also organist at the convent and college of the Jacobins de St. Jacques; was the mentor of Clérambault. He publ. 2 books of organ music (Paris, 1688, 1714; ed. by A. Guilmant and A. Pirro in Archives des maîtres de l’orgue, Paris, 1899).
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