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The Reinvention of Religious Music: Olivier Messiaen's Breakthrough Toward the Beyond

Sander van Maas

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823230570
eISBN:
9780823236695
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823230570.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

On the basis of a careful analysis of Olivier Messiaen's work, this book argues for a renewal of our thinking about religious music. Addressing his notion of a “hyper-religious” music ... More


Epilogue: On Affirmation

Sander van Maas

in The Reinvention of Religious Music: Olivier Messiaen's Breakthrough Toward the Beyond

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823230570
eISBN:
9780823236695
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823230570.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This epilogue sums up the key findings about the religious music composition of Olivier Messiaen. It suggests that Messiaen's is far from exemplifying a Christian music of ... More


YVES-MARIE PASQUET (b. 1947)Music (2013): Text by Percy Bysshe Shelley

Jane Manning

in Vocal Repertoire for the Twenty-First Century, Volume 2: Works Written From 2000 Onwards

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9780199390960
eISBN:
9780199391011
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199390960.003.0055
Subject:
Music, Performing Practice/Studies, Popular

This chapter looks at French composer Yves-Marie Pasquet’s Music (2013). This is an undeniably challenging but rewarding vehicle for a soprano and pianist of exceptional ability: three songs of ... More


Renegotiating French Identity: Musical Culture and Creativity in France during Vichy and the German Occupation

Jane F. Fulcher

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780190681500
eISBN:
9780190681531
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190681500.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Opera, History, Western

In light of the recent historiography of Vichy, which stresses its initial political concession, competing factions, and then escalating collaboration with the occupant, this book proposes new ... More


From Darmstadt To Stockholm! Tracing the Swedish Contribution to the Development of a New Organ Style

Kerala J. Snyder

in The Organ as A Mirror of Its Time

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195144154
eISBN:
9780199849369
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195144154.003.0023
Subject:
Music, History, Western

With only a few exceptions, organ music since the time of Max Reger had lost its connection to the general development of advanced music. Composers were inspired to use the serial technique to ... More


Introduction

Sander van Maas

in The Reinvention of Religious Music: Olivier Messiaen's Breakthrough Toward the Beyond

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823230570
eISBN:
9780823236695
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823230570.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This introductory chapter explains the coverage and objective of this book, which is to examine the role of French composer Olivier Messiaen on the reinvention of religious ... More


It Is a Glistening Music We Seek

Sander van Maas

in The Reinvention of Religious Music: Olivier Messiaen's Breakthrough Toward the Beyond

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823230570
eISBN:
9780823236695
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823230570.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter attempts to answer the question about what Olivier Messiaen exactly had in mind with his compositions of religious music. It shows that there was a gradual shift ... More


Five Times Breakthrough

Sander van Maas

in The Reinvention of Religious Music: Olivier Messiaen's Breakthrough Toward the Beyond

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823230570
eISBN:
9780823236695
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823230570.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter examines the compositional side of the music of dazzlement of Olivier Messiaen's religious music. It analyzes five passages from La Transfiguration and suggests ... More


Balthasar and the Religion of Music

Sander van Maas

in The Reinvention of Religious Music: Olivier Messiaen's Breakthrough Toward the Beyond

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823230570
eISBN:
9780823236695
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823230570.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter examines the connection and convergence between the religious music composition of Olivier Messiaen and the works and philosophy of Swiss theologian Hans Urs von ... More


The Gift of Dazzlement

Sander van Maas

in The Reinvention of Religious Music: Olivier Messiaen's Breakthrough Toward the Beyond

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823230570
eISBN:
9780823236695
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823230570.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter examines the music of dazzlement in Olivier Messiaen's religious music composition based on the phenomenology of Jean-Luc Marion. It explains that Marion ... More


The Technics of Breakthrough

Sander van Maas

in The Reinvention of Religious Music: Olivier Messiaen's Breakthrough Toward the Beyond

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823230570
eISBN:
9780823236695
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823230570.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter examines the conflict between Olivier Messiaen's testimony on the hyperreligious qualities and the technicity in his music. It proposes a concept of technics that ... More


The Circumcision of the Ear

Sander van Maas

in The Reinvention of Religious Music: Olivier Messiaen's Breakthrough Toward the Beyond

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823230570
eISBN:
9780823236695
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823230570.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter examines an aspect of breakthrough in Olivier Messiaen's religious music composition concerning listening “here” and listening in the “beyond”. It analyzes the ... More


WILLIAM MATHIAS (1934–92)A Vision of Time and Eternity (1972): Text by Henry Vaughan

Jane Manning

in Vocal Repertoire for the Twenty-First Century, Volume 1: Works Written Before 2000

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
October 2020
ISBN:
9780199391028
eISBN:
9780199391073
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199391028.003.0056
Subject:
Music, Performing Practice/Studies, Popular

This chapter explores a contemporary work for contralto by William Mathias. The piece runs in a continuous span, but contains many contrasting sections within it. Although conceived for a rich, low ... More


JAMES PRIMOSCH (b. 1956)Three Sacred Songs (1989): Texts (in Latin) from St Bernard (d. 1153), St Paul’s Letter to the Philippians 2:8–9, and Jean Tisserand (d. 1494)

Jane Manning

in Vocal Repertoire for the Twenty-First Century, Volume 1: Works Written Before 2000

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
October 2020
ISBN:
9780199391028
eISBN:
9780199391073
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199391028.003.0069
Subject:
Music, Performing Practice/Studies, Popular

This chapter takes a look at some examples of James Primosch’s sacred music. It shows how the solo song cycle Three Sacred Songs exemplifies his consistency, integrity, and technical skill. Here, ... More


MALCOLM WILLIAMSON (1931–2003)Celebration of Divine Love (1961): Text by James McAuley

Jane Manning

in Vocal Repertoire for the Twenty-First Century, Volume 1: Works Written Before 2000

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
October 2020
ISBN:
9780199391028
eISBN:
9780199391073
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199391028.003.0088
Subject:
Music, Performing Practice/Studies, Popular

This chapter presents a song cycle by Malcolm Williamson, entitled Celebration of Divine Love. Williamson was a devout Catholic, and the influence of Olivier Messiaen (1908–92) is unmistakeable, ... More


Four Last Songs: Aging and Creativity in Verdi, Strauss, Messiaen, and Britten

Linda Hutcheon and Michael Hutcheon

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780226255590
eISBN:
9780226255620
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226255620.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western

Later life is a fraught topic in our commercialized, anti-aging, death-denying culture. Where does creativity fit in? The canonical composers whose stories are told here—Giuseppe Verdi (1813–1901), ... More


The Musical Legacy of Wartime France

Leslie A. Sprout

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780520275300
eISBN:
9780520955271
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520275300.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western

Music mattered to the three forces competing for political authority in France during the Second World War. German occupying authorities promoted German music at the expense of the French, while the ... More


‘Liberty, I Write Your Name’ 1944–1952

Roger Nichols

in Poulenc: A Biography

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780300226508
eISBN:
9780300252552
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300226508.003.0007
Subject:
Music, Popular

This chapter looks into Francis Poulenc's performance of the Figure humaine after the liberation of France from the Second World War. It talks about Poulenc's Les Mamelles in which the BBC Director ... More


French Opera: A Short History

Vincent Giroud

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300117653
eISBN:
9780300168211
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300117653.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western

French opera is second only to Italian opera in the length, breadth, and diversity of its history. Yet most people, if asked to come up with titles, could mention only a handful—Carmen, Faust, ... More


Silent Music and Static Motion: The Audiovisual History of Video

Holly Rogers

in Sounding the Gallery: Video and the Rise of Art-Music

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199861408
eISBN:
9780199332731
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199861408.003.0002
Subject:
Music, History, Western, Popular

This chapter unpacks the hypothesis that early video was used by artist-composers to bring together the separate but related histories of music and art. Starting in the early modern era, it ... More


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