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Olivier Messiaen: Saint Francois d'Assise (Act 2, Scene 6): 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 1973
ISMN 9790046272684
No. AL27268
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 eightscenes and both the music and libretto were written by Messiaen. Saint Francois D'Assise incorporates Messiaen's popular compositional techniques, such as his modes oflimitedtransposition, uses of leitmotifs, 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 alladvanced Opera companies seeking to address a modern and varied performance work.

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