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Author Gillock, Jon.

Title Performing Messiaen's organ music : 66 masterclasses / Jon Gillock.

Imprint Bloomington : Indiana University Press, c2010.


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Brand Library Non-Fiction    786.8 Messiaen,O GIL    Available
Description xxii, 403 p. : ill., music ; 25 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 401-403).
Contents The 66 masterclasses. Le banquet céleste (1928) -- Diptyque (1928) -- Apparition de léglise éternelle (1932) -- La Nativité du Seigneur, nine meditations (1935) -- Les corps glorieux, seven short visions of the life of the resurrected (1939) -- Messe de la Pentecôte (1950) -- Livre d'orgue, seven pieces (1951) -- Verset pour la Fête de la Dédicace (1960) -- Méditations sur le mystère de la sainte trinité (1969) -- Livre du sainte sacrement (1984) -- Monodie (1997, posthumous) -- Offrande au sainte sacrement (2001, posthumous) -- Prélude (2002, posthumous) -- The organ a L'Église de las SainteTrinité, Paris. Les grandes orgues de l'Église de las Sainte-Trinité à Paris ( a brochure by Olivier Messiaen, October 1980) -- Evolution of the organ, 1930-1992 -- Characteristics of the organ since 1966.
Summary Using Messiaen's own analytical and aesthetic notes as a point of departure, Jon Gillock offers detailed commentary on the performance of Messiaen's 66 organ works. Gillock provides background information on the composition and premiere of each piece, a translation of Messiaen's related writings, and a systematic explanation of performance considerations. Gillock also supplies details about the organ at La Trinité in Paris, the instrument for which most of Messiaen's pieces were imagined. --from publisher description
Subject Messiaen, Olivier, 1908-1992. Organ music.
Organ (Musical instrument) -- Performance.
ISBN 9780253353733 (cloth : alk. paper)
0253353734 (cloth : alk. paper)

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