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 organ; Mary'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.