Messiaen Christmas


Sandro Botticelli, The Mystical Nativity, National Gallery, London, 1500

Olivier Messiaen: La Nativité du Seigneur

Brief programme notes by Colin Andrews for his own recording of La Nativité (with Lionel Rogg, Hommage a Messiaen). (read)

Click to listen to Messiaen's La Nativité du Seigneur (The Nativity of the Lord) from Minnesota PBS, each movement performed by a different organist.

Click to hear and see Marie-Claire Alain explain and play Les Bergers (The Shepherds) from La Nativité du Seigneur on the Kuhn organ in the Hofkirche in Lucerne(main organMary's altar and choir organ).

Click to hear and see Naji Hakim play Messiaen's Dieu parmi nos (God Among Us), Meditation #9 from La Nativité du Seigneur on the organ at St-Trinité in Paris.

Click to hear an interesting variation on Messiaen's  La Nativité du Seigneur:  The movement, Desseins éternels (Eternal Purposes), arranged for the Metro Trombone Ensemble with Ben Gerstein

Click to see and hear Roger Muraro play excerpts from Les Vingt Regards sur l'Enfant-Jésus, on YouTube.