Messiaen: La Nativité du Seigneur - Volume 1 The Nativity of the Lord
Alphonse Leduc - AL19266
- Composer: Olivier Messiaen
- Instrumentation: Organ
- ISMN: 979-004619266-1
- Size: 9 x 12.0 inches
- Pages: 10
Incorporating complex rhythms, harmony and melodies, The Nativity of the Lord is no exception to the composer's popular, distinctive style. Volume 1 comprises the first three meditations.
The Nativity of the Lord is a testament to the composer's Christian faith. The work was one of the first to feature the composer's own modes of limited transposition and influences of birdsong. This edition includes notes by the composer on how to perform certain features. The Nativity of the Lord is essential to all advanced organists seeking to expand and vary their repertoire.
- Contains the following pieces:
- La vierge et l'enfant (The Virgin and Child)
- Les bergers (The Shepherds)
- Desseins éternels (Eternal designs)