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Messiaen: The Mystical Colors of Christ


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Explore the musical sound-world of French composer Olivier Messiaen in this collection of his organ works based on events from the life of Christ. The program booklet includes beautiful original artwork created especially for the recording, and insightful notes on the featured works. Recorded by the organists of Gloriae Dei Artes Foundation, on the E.M. Skinner organ of the Church of the Transfiguration. “At approximately 100 ranks, it has a wonderful clarity and color, and the performers do it ample justice. All three performers are up to the formidable task of recreating Messiaen’s music very much, one feels as he envisioned it. ” —The Diapason
Facts
Item number GDCD044
Barcode 709887004421
Release date 4/1/2008
Category Classical Music
Label PARACLETE RECORDINGS
Media type COMPACT DISC
Number of units 1
Performers
Classical Artist Jordan, James E.
Chalmers, David
Pfeiffer, SharonRose
Disc: 1
Méditations sur le mystère de la Sainte Trinité01:18:54
1 Meditations sur le mystere de la Sainte Trinite: V 00:08:45 Pfeiffer, SharonRose
L'Ascension (version for organ)00:23:00
2 I. Majeste du Christ demandant sa gloire a son Per 00:05:25 Jordan, James E.
3 II. Alleluias sereins d'une ame qui desire le ciel 00:04:51 Jordan, James E.
4 III. Transports de joie d'une ame devant la gloire 00:04:36 Jordan, James E.
5 IV. Priere du Christ montant vers son Pere 00:06:26 Jordan, James E.
La Nativité du Seigneur, I/1400:27:10
6 La Nativite du Seigneur: IX. Dieu parmi nous 00:09:38 Chalmers, David
Messe de la Pentecôte (Whitsun Mass)00:19:36
7 Entre: Les langues de feu 00:02:14 Pfeiffer, SharonRose
8 Offertoire: Les choses visibles et invisibles 00:10:32 Pfeiffer, SharonRose
9 Consecration: Le don de Sagesse 00:04:18 Pfeiffer, SharonRose
10 Communion: Les oiseaux et les sources 00:07:15 Pfeiffer, SharonRose
11 Sortie: Le vent de l'Esprit 00:04:20 Pfeiffer, SharonRose
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