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Olivier Messiaen's opera, Saint François d'Assise

Author: Vincent Perez Benitez
Publisher: Bloomington, Indiana : Indiana University Press, [2019] ©2019
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In this comprehensive study of Olivier Messiaen's magnum opus, Saint François d'Assise, Vincent Perez Benitez examines the opera from both theological and musical-analytical perspectives to ask how Messiaen expresses his Catholic theology through his work.
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Benitez, Vincent Perez, 1955-
Olivier Messiaen's opera, Saint François d'Assise.
Bloomington : Indiana University Press, 2019
(DLC) 2018050024
Named Person: Olivier Messiaen
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Vincent Perez Benitez
ISBN: 9780253042873 0253042879 9780253042880 0253042887
OCLC Number: 1056472700
Description: xxii, 302 pages : music ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction : setting the stage for Messiaen's compositional summa --
Contemplating theologies of beauty, glory, and light in Saint François d'Assise --
A theological opera and its musical themes --
Form as an expression of the beyond --
Chords and colors : the harmonic vocabulary of Saint François d'Assise --
Analyzing the musical language of Saint François d'Assise --
Birdsong in Saint François d'Assise --
Tonal-dramatic associations in Saint Francis's spiritual journey --
Saint Francis's path toward the numinous: a tonal-color narrative --
Appendix : dramatic synopsis.
Responsibility: Vincent Perez Benitez.

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