Messe De La Pentecôte Pour Orgue

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Catalogue No: AL20906
Composer: Olivier Messiaen
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Olivier Messiaen (1908-1992) is known for his unique composition style. Incorporating complex rhythms, harmony and melodies, Messe De La Pentecôte is no exception to the composer's popular, distinctive style.

Composed in 1949-1950, the Organ Mass is thought to be based on twenty years of improvising at Saint Trinity Church in Paris where Messiaen was organist. Messe De La Pentecôte is in five movements; 1) Entrance, 2) Offertory, 3) Consecration, 4) Communion, and 5) Recessional. Influences of birdsong are depicted within the piece, reflecting the composer's interest in ornithology. The first movement also contains the use of Greek rhythms. Messe De La Pentecôte is essential to all advanced organists seeking to expand and vary their repertoire.

ISBN: 9790046209062
Length: 50
Language: French
Publisher: Alphonse Leduc
 
     
       

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        This is seriously difficult Messiaen but a fantastic example of his later style. You need a fairly quirky organ to do justice to it though!
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        Confirmed purchase: 24 September 2015
        Published on: 29 January 2016

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