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Olivier Messiaen: Saint Francois d'Assise (Act 1, Scene 1): Mixed Choir And Ensemble

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COMPOSER: Olivier Messiaen
PUBLISHER: Alphonse Leduc
INSTRUMENTATION: Opera
PRODUCT FORMAT: Score
Olivier Messiaen (1908-1992) is known for his unique composition style. Incorporating complex rhythms, harmony, melodies and his passion for ornithology, his Opera, Saint Francois D'Assise, is noexception to the composer's popular, distinctive style. Composed between 1975-1983, Saint Francois
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Composer Olivier Messiaen
Publisher Alphonse Leduc
Instrumentation Opera
Product Format Score
Description Product Type Score
Genre Opera / Operette
Style Period Post 1901
Year of Publication 2014
ISMN 9790046281327
No. AL28132
Text language French
Description

Olivier Messiaen (1908-1992) is known for his unique composition style. Incorporating complex rhythms, harmony, melodies and his passion for ornithology, his Opera, Saint Francois D'Assise, is noexception to the composer's popular, distinctive style.

Composed between 1975-1983, Saint Francois D'Assise displays the composer's devout Catholicism. The work is in three acts and eight scenes andboth the music and libretto were written by Messiaen. Saint Francois D'Assise incorporates Messiaen's popular compositional techniques, such as his modes of limited transposition, useofleitmotifs, use of birdsong and an instrumentation for a huge orchestra. This piece also makes use of the composer's synesthesia. Saint Francois D'Assise is essential to all advanced Opera companies seeking toaddress a modern and varied performance work.

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