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Olivier Messiaen: Complete Organ Works, Vol. 4 / Timothy Wigfield, organ

Album Summary

>MessiaenOlivier : La Nativité du Seigneur, meditations (9) for organ, I/14
>MessiaenOlivier : Offrande au Saint-Sacrement, for organ
>MessiaenOlivier : Prélude, for piano
>MessiaenOlivier : L' Ascension, for organ (arr. from orchestral piece), I/12b
>MessiaenOlivier : Diptyque, for organ, I/3
>MessiaenOlivier : Messe de la Pentecôte, for organ, I/36
>MessiaenOlivier : Verset pour la Fête de la Dédicace, for organ, I/44
Performer Composer

Notes & Reviews:

The final volume in Delphian's survey of Messiaen's complete organ music takes in his earliest published works in which, in the composer's own words, the "abundance of technical means allows the heart to overflow freely." The British Harrison instrument in St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle reveals a surprising capacity to speak with a French accent in this music, and Timothy Byram-Wigfield's combination of virtuosic majesty with a compelling and loving faith has already captured the imagination of reviewers of the first volume of the series. The booklet includes a 3,000-word essay by acclaimed Messiaen biographer Nigel Simeone.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle (2008-07-11&2008-07-15_2008-).



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Works Details

>MessiaenOlivier : La Nativité du Seigneur, meditations (9) for organ, I/14
  • Performer: Timothy Byram-Wigfield (Organ)
  • Notes: St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle (2008-07-11&2008-07-15_2008-)
  • Running Time: 63 min. 20 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1935

>MessiaenOlivier : Offrande au Saint-Sacrement, for organ
  • Performer: Timothy Byram-Wigfield (Organ)
  • Notes: St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle (2008-07-11&2008-07-15_2008-)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 37 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: circa 1930-1935

>MessiaenOlivier : Prélude, for piano
  • Performer: Timothy Byram-Wigfield (Organ)
  • Notes: St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle (2008-07-11&2008-07-15_2008-)
  • Running Time: 8 min. 37 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1964

>MessiaenOlivier : L' Ascension, for organ (arr. from orchestral piece), I/12b
  • Performer: Timothy Byram-Wigfield (Organ)
  • Notes: St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle (2008-07-11&2008-07-15_2008-)
  • Running Time: 27 min. 25 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1932-1933

>MessiaenOlivier : Diptyque, for organ, I/3
  • Performer: Timothy Byram-Wigfield (Organ)
  • Notes: St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle (2008-07-11&2008-07-15_2008-)
  • Running Time: 11 min. 38 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1930

>MessiaenOlivier : Messe de la Pentecôte, for organ, I/36
  • Performer: Timothy Byram-Wigfield (Organ)
  • Notes: St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle (2008-07-11&2008-07-15_2008-)
  • Running Time: 28 min. 4 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1949-1950

>MessiaenOlivier : Verset pour la Fête de la Dédicace, for organ, I/44
  • Performer: Timothy Byram-Wigfield (Organ)
  • Notes: St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle (2008-07-11&2008-07-15_2008-)
  • Running Time: 11 min. 3 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1960