Olivier Messiaen's System of Signs: Notes Towards Understanding His Music
A systematic and detailed examination of the compositional techniques of one of the most significant musicians of the twentieth century, as they relate to his desire to express profound truths about Catholicism.
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1bid Albert Roussel Alleluia analysis angels Aquinas bird birdsong black woodpecker canyons aux etoiles Catholic chords Church cipher colour composer composer's compositional cryptography described Dieu discussion example explanation express extra-musical Father fin du Temps French garden warbler grammar hermeneutics Hill and Simeone Hindu rhythms Holy Spirit instrument interpretation langage communicable Leduc leitmotifs letters linguistic listener liturgy Livre du Saint Mache meaning Meditations melody Messiaen's langage Messiaen's music modes motifs movement Music and Color musical language non-retrogradable rhythms notes octave Olivier Messiaen organ Organ Music Paris passage Pentecote performance phonetic phrase piano piece pitch plainsong preface problems programme Quatuor recording reference religious rhythmic RoBler Rosetta Stone Saint Francois Saint Sacrement Sainte Trinite Samuel score semiotic Sherlaw Johnson sign system significant Soggetto cavato sound specific Summa Theologiae symbols T.S. Eliot technique theme theological timbre translation transliterated Trinity understanding verbal verbs words yellowhammer