Olivier Messiaen: Les Corps Glorieux Vol.3

Books | Organ

Publisher: Alphonse Leduc
Composer: Olivier Messiaen
Format: Sheet Music | Instrumental Album

Les Corps Glorieux, by Olivier Messiaen is a composition that depicts his Roman Catholic faith. Written for Organ in 1939, it is a mix between Indian music and Gregorian Plainsong.

This third volume includes the final three pieces of the whole composition: 5. Force et agilité des Corps Glorieux, 6. Joie et clarté des Corps Glorieux and 7. Le Mystère de la Sainte-Trinité.

This piece is divided into 7 sections:
1. Subtilité des Corps Glorieux
2. Les eaux de la Grâce
3. L'ange aux parfums
4. Combat de Mort et de la Vie
5. Force et agilité des Corps Glorieux
6. Joie et clarté des Corps Glorieux
7. Le Mystère de la Sainte-Trinité

Olivier Messiaen (1908-1992) was a French organist and composer who was also passionate 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, its harmony 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.

ISBN: 9790046200724
Skill Level: Intermediate-Advanced Explain this
Published on: 05 April 2014
Language: English, French
Catalogue No: AL20072

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