René Blin, was a French composer born in Somsois (Marne) on 13 November 1884, died also at Somsois in 1951. He abandoned his law studies to enter the Schola Cantorum, where he became a pupil of MM. Jemain, Alexandre Guilmant and Vincent d’Indy .
In 1904 he was appointed the choirmaster of St. Andrew of Montreuil-sous-Bois , and in December 1910, organist and choirmaster of St. Elizabeth, a position he held until 1939. In 1941, he was appointed to the choir organ of Notre-Dame de Paris where he remained until 1950. At the end of his career, he received the award of Chevalier in the Order of St. Gregory the Great . Blin wrote several pieces for organ as well as some choral and piano works
1 – Offertoire
2 – Choral Varié
3 – Marche Nuptiale