[ BIS / 7 CD Box Set ]
Release Date: Sunday 1 February 2009
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Incorporating the fruits of the composer's untiring research into the various aspects of tonality, bird-song, ancient Indian and Greek rhythms, and his life-long preoccupation with the philosophy and liturgy of the Catholic Church, the organ music by Olivier Messiaen forms a pillar in the music of the 20th century. Over some 50 years, Messiaen created a body of works for the great Cavaillé-Coll organ in the Church of La Trinité in Paris, where he was active throughout most of his life. All of these have been gathered in this boxed-set of Hans-Ola Ericsson's highly acclaimed recordings, many originally released as single discs between 1989 and 1992.
"of outstanding quality, both musical and technical" Penguin Guide
L'Ascension (organ version)
Le Banquet Céleste
Apparition de l'Eglise Eternelle
La Nativité du Seigneur
Les Corps Glorieux
Verset pour la fête de la Dédicace
Messe de la Pentecote
Méditations sur le mystère de la Sainte Trinité
Livre du Saint-Sacrement
Offrande au Saint Sacrement
Prélude pour orgue