Jean-Yves Daniel-Lesur, known often simply as Daniel-Lesur (November 19, 1908 – July 2, 2002) was a French organist and composer.
A student of Tournemire, in 1935 he became professor of counterpoint at the Schola Cantorum under its new director, Nestor Lejeune.
The following year he co-founded the group La Jeune France along with composers Olivier Messiaen (with whom he would remain a lifelong friend), André Jolivet and Yves Baudrier, who were attempting to re-establish a more human and less abstract form of composition. La Jeune France developed from the avant-garde chamber music society La spirale, formed by Jolivet, Messiaen, and Daniel-Lesur the previous year.
That same year he, together with Jean Langlais and Jean-Jacques Grunenwald, gave the first performance of Olivier Messiaen's La Nativité du Seigneur.
Daniel-Lesur also served as director of the Opéra National de Paris from 1971 to 1973.
Daniel-Lesur wrote 9 Hymnes for organ, I did the first set of 5 quite awhile ago, now I'm tackling the last 4 (I'll probably re-record the first 5 as well, since the new Caen is so much superior) This melody is "Creator of the Stars of Night", a wonderful advent chant. Interestingly, this arrangement has an obbligato 3rd hand part, played here with the magic of overdubbing.