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The Glorious Bodies - Volume 2

for Organ

By Olivier Messiaen

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For Organ. Composed by Olivier Messiaen (1908-1992). Leduc. Classical. Softcover. 10 pages. Alphonse Leduc #AL20071. Published by Alphonse Leduc (HL.48181043).

Item Number: HL.48181043

9.0x12.0x0.084 inches.

Olivier Messiaen (1908-1992) is known for his unique composition style. Incorporating complex rhythms, harmony, melodies and his passion for ornithology, The Glorious Bodies is no exception to the composer's popular, distinctive style. Composed in the summer of 1939, the work was completed one week before the breakout of WWII, therefore the first performance did not come until 1945. Being one of Messiaen's earlier works, The Glorious Bodies for Organ represents the evolution of the composer's musical language. Part 2 contains the fourth movement, battle between death and life which incorporates the influence of Indian music and Gregorian chant, as heard throughout the work. The Glorious Bodies is essential to advanced organists and seeking to address a modern and varied performance work.

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