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Olivier Messiaen: Saint Francois d'Assise - Volume 3, Act 2: Mixed Choir And Ensemble

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COMPOSER: Olivier Messiaen
PUBLISHER: Alphonse Leduc
INSTRUMENTATION: Opera
PRODUCT FORMAT: Vocal Score
Saint Francois D'Assise  is an opera in 3 acts by Olivier Messiaen . This volume is focused on the Act II – 6. Le Prêche Aux Oiseaux which depicts a moment when hepreached to the birds, in Assisi. Saint Francis gives the birds his benediction to which they answer by a Concerto. Based on the
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Composer Olivier Messiaen
Publisher Alphonse Leduc
Instrumentation Opera
Product Format Vocal Score
Description Product Type Book [Softcover]
Genre Opera / Operette
Style Period Post 1901
ISMN 9790046296055
No. AL29605
Text language French
Description

Saint Francois D'Assise is an opera in 3 acts by Olivier Messiaen. This volume is focused on the Act II – 6. Le Prêche Aux Oiseaux which depicts a moment when hepreached to the birds, in Assisi. Saint Francis gives the birds his benediction to which they answer by a Concerto.

Based on the life of Saint Francis of Assisi, this opera is set in Italy and is composed as perbelow:

Act I:
1. La croix
2. Les laudes
3. Le baiser au lépreux

Act II
4. L’ange voyageur
5. L’ange musicien
6. Le prêche aux oiseaux

Act II
7. Les stigmates
8. La mort et la nouvelle vie

This opera was played at the Paris Opera in 1983.

Olivier Messiaen (1908-1992) was a French organist and composerpassionate about Ornithology and one of the most important composers of his century. Inspired by Japanese music, he had a very special way of composing and his work can be identified by its complexity, its diatonic aspect, itsharmony with limited transposition, its colour and its additive rhythms. He composed many works related to ornithology and birdsong, including the 'Bird Catalogue' in 7 volumes and the 'Treatise on Rhythm, Colour and Ornithology'in 7 volumes.

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