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Messiaen: The Ascension and the Mass of Pentecost / Colin Andrews, organ

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>Messiaen, Olivier : L'Ascension
>Messiaen, Olivier : Messe de la Pentecôte

Album Summary

>Messiaen, Olivier : L'Ascension
>Messiaen, Olivier : Messe de la Pentecôte
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Notes & Reviews:

Colin Andrews, a large Fisk organ and the acoustics of St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Greenville, NC are the ideal ensemble for Messiaen's most popular organ work, The Ascension Suite and his evocative Mass for Pentecost. Messiaen's organ music is reaching new audiences due to the 2011 Grammy awarded to Paul Jacobs for his Naxos recording of Messiaen's Livre du Saint-Sacrement

American Record Guide, July / August 2012
L'Ascension has movements more often heard alone, such as 'Majesty of Christ' and 'Outburst of Joy'. We hear the music quite well, considering how dense much of it is; but Andrews's rather slow tempos for both selections create a less exciting performance. The organ itself is well suited to this literature, with a potent Pedal division and plenty of Mixtures. The Communion movement in the Mass is peaceful with its bird calls, but the final cadence seems extremely prolonged. The 16' Bassoon adds a threatening image near the end of the Offertory. Listeners seeking other interpretations can't go wrong with the complete series (Jade 29491, J/A 1996).

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Greenville, North Carolina (11/27/2010-11/28/2010).



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>Messiaen, Olivier : L'Ascension
  • Performer: Colin Andrews (Organ)
  • Notes: St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Greenville, North Carolina (11/27/2010-11/28/2010)
  • Running Time: 28 min. 35 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1932-1933

>Messiaen, Olivier : Messe de la Pentecôte
  • Performer: Colin Andrews (Organ)
  • Notes: St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Greenville, North Carolina (11/27/2010-11/28/2010)
  • Running Time: 30 min. 22 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1949-1950