Messiaen Ascension


 

Theodore Baierl, The Ascension

Peter Nahum At The Leicester Galleries, London, c.1918

Olivier Messiaen:  Music for The Feast of the Ascension

 

Marius Constant

Click to go to Olivier Messiaen, L' Ascension: Quatre meditations symphonique pour orchestre / The Ascension: Four Symphonique Meditations for Orchestra, performed by L'Orchestre philharmonique de l'O.R.T.F., Marius Constant conducting.

 

Olivier Latry Photo

Click to go to Olivier Latry performing Olivier Messiaen, L'Ascension / The Ascension, on the Cavaillé-Coll organ of the Cathedral of Notre-Dame, Paris. 

Susan Landale PhotoClick here to listen to a second version performed by Susan Landale on the 1852 Cavaillé-Coll organ of l'Église de St-Vincent-de-Paul, Paris.                    

Click to listen to Naji Hakim perform Messiaen, The Ascension and The Mass of Pentecost on the  Cavaillé-Coll organ of l'Église de la Trinité, Paris, the organ of which Messiaen was titular for 66 years.                                                         

To hear Olivier Messiaen, Alléluias sereins d'une âme qui désire le ciel andTransports de joie d'un âme devant la gloire du Christ qui est la sienne from L'Ascension for organ performed by Paul Jacobs on The Fred J. Cooper Memorial Organ in Verizon Hall at the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts, Philadelphia, click here, then click on "Part II."  For just Transports de joie, click here, then click on "Part II," then hold button and slide to 8:07 (8 minutes and 7 seconds).