Olivier Messiaen's System of Signs: Notes Towards Understanding His Music

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Ashgate Publishing, Ltd., 2008 - Music - 196 pages
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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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Contents

Messiaens Theology
17
Communicating through Music
35
Adding a Communicable Language
69
Linguistic Analysis of the langage communicable
83
1ssues of Cognition of Messiaens langage and Signs
113
The Semiotic System in Context
137
Meaning and Mentalese
159
Select Discography
173
Bibliography
179
lndex
191
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About the author (2008)

Andrew Shenton serves on the faculty of Boston University where he directs the Master of Sacred Music program and the Boston University Messiaen Project (BUMP).

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