Classical Music Home

Welcome to Naxos Records

Email Password  
Not a subscriber yet?  
Keyword Search
Classical Music Home > MESSIAEN, O.: Nativité du Seigneur (La) (Winpenny)

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


Back Cover Image 
About this Recording

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.   I. La Vierge et l'Enfant (The Virgin and Child) 00:07:02
2.   II. Les bergers (The Shepherds) 00:06:34
3.   III. Desseins eternels (Eternal Purposes) 00:05:39
4.   IV. Le Verbe (The Word) 00:11:22
5.   V. Les enfants de Dieu (The Children of God) 00:03:48
6.   VI. Les anges (The Angels) 00:03:43
7.   VII. Jesus accepte la souffrance (Jesus accepts Suffering) 00:04:47
8.   VIII. Les mages (The Magi) 00:08:39
9.   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

Physical Release: 12/2014

For U.S. and Canada:
Buy from H & B Direct
For Spain Only:
Buy from ForumClasico
For U.S. and Canada:
Buy from
For U.K. Only:
Buy from
For U.S. only:
Naxos Direct
For Germany:
Buy from


Naxos Records, a member of the Naxos Music Group