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Messiaen: La Nativité du Seigneur (The Birth of the Saviour)

Tom Winpenny

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La Nativite du Seigneur  
1
I. La Vierge et l'Enfant (The Virgin and Child)
Olivier Messiaen; Tom Winpenny
7:02
2
II. Les bergers (The Shepherds)
Olivier Messiaen; Tom Winpenny
6:34
3
III. Desseins eternels (Eternal Purposes)
Olivier Messiaen; Tom Winpenny
5:39
4
IV. Le Verbe (The Word)
Olivier Messiaen; Tom Winpenny
11:22
5
V. Les enfants de Dieu (The Children of God)
Olivier Messiaen; Tom Winpenny
3:48
6
VI. Les anges (The Angels)
Olivier Messiaen; Tom Winpenny
3:43
7
VII. Jesus accepte la souffrance (Jesus accepts Suffering)
Olivier Messiaen; Tom Winpenny
4:47
8
VIII. Les mages (The Magi)
Olivier Messiaen; Tom Winpenny
8:39
9
IX. Dieu parmi nous (God among us)
Olivier Messiaen; Tom Winpenny
9:35
Digital Booklet
Total Playing Time    61:09
A synthesis of Olivier Messiaen's innovative compositional style, La Nativité du Seigneur (The Birth of the Saviour) is rich in colourful harmonies and precisely noted but flexible rhythms, many derived from Hindu tâlas and from the metre of Gregorian chant. This musical commentary on the Christmas story from organist Tom Winpenny is divided into nine movements evoking timeless grace, beauty, radiance, exhilaration and majesty.
96 kHz / 24-bit PCM - Naxos Studio Masters

Recorded in the Cathedral and Abbey Church of St Alban, St Albans, UK, on 3rd and 4th January, 2014 Producer and engineer: Adrian Lucas (Acclaim Productions)
Production Assistant: David Wilkins
Publisher: Editions Alphonse Leduc
Booklet notes: Tom Winpenny
Cover: Rolffimages (Dreamstime)

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