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MESSIAEN, O.: Nativité du Seigneur (La) (Winpenny)



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MESSIAEN, O.: Nativité du Seigneur (La) (Winpenny)

Before he was thirty, Olivier Messiaen had written the work that established his worldwide reputation as a visionary composer for the organ, La Nativité du Seigneur (The Birth of the Saviour). A synthesis of his innovatory compositional style, it is rich in colourful harmonies and precisely noted but flexible rhythms, many derived from Hindu tâlas and from the metre of Gregorian chant. This musical commentary on the Christmas story is divided into nine movements evoking timeless grace, beauty, radiance, exhilaration, and majesty. Tom Winpenny is Assistant Master of the Music at St Albans Cathedral, the oldest site of continuous Christian worship in Britain.

Messiaen, Olivier

  La Nativite du Seigneur (The Birth of the Saviour)
1.   Play with flash player I. La Vierge et l'Enfant (The Virgin and Child) 00:07:02
2.   Play with flash player II. Les bergers (The Shepherds) 00:06:34
3.   Play with flash player III. Desseins eternels (Eternal Purposes) 00:05:39
4.   Play with flash player IV. Le Verbe (The Word) 00:11:22
5.   Play with flash player V. Les enfants de Dieu (The Children of God) 00:03:48
6.   Play with flash player VI. Les anges (The Angels) 00:03:43
7.   Play with flash player VII. Jesus accepte la souffrance (Jesus accepts Suffering) 00:04:47
8.   Play with flash player VIII. Les mages (The Magi) 00:08:39
9.   Play with flash player IX. Dieu parmi nous (God among us) 00:09:35

Total Playing Time: 01:01:09

Messiaen, Olivier

Winpenny, Tom

Label: Naxos

Series: Organ Encyclopedia

Genre: Instrumental

Period: 20th Century

Catalogue No: 8.573332

Barcode: 747313333271

Release Date: 12/2014

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