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

        Frequently bought together

        Price for both - £72.94

        Olivier Messiaen: Les Corps glorieux Vol.3 (Organ) reviews verified by reevooReevoo

        Quality of content
        Value for money
        Overall rating
        Scores 10.0 out of 10 based on 2 reviews
        10 out of 10


        Harpenden GB
        I was expecting to have to pay more.
        Reviewer left no comment
        Confirmed purchase: 03 May 2018
        Published on: 17 May 2018

        Thank you for taking the time to leave us an excellent review. We're delighted to hear you’re happy with the service and product received.

        Recently Viewed