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Saint Francois d'Assise (Act 1, Scene 1)

INSTRUMENT GROUP: Mixed Choir
COMPOSER: Olivier Messiaen
PUBLISHER: Alphonse Leduc
PRODUCT TYPE: Score
Olivier Messiaen (1908-1992) is known for his unique composition style. Incorporating complex rhythms, harmony, melodies and his passion for ornithology, his Opera, Saint Francois D'Assise, is noexception to the composer's popular, distinctive style. Composed between 1975-1983, Saint Francois
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Instrument Group Mixed Choir
Composer Olivier Messiaen
Publisher Alphonse Leduc
Instrumentation Opera
Taal F
Product Type Score
Style Period Post 1901
Genre Opera / Operette
ISMN 9790046281327
Style Period Post 1901
No. AL28132
Description

Olivier Messiaen (1908-1992) is known for his unique composition style. Incorporating complex rhythms, harmony, melodies and his passion for ornithology, his Opera, Saint Francois D'Assise, is noexception to the composer's popular, distinctive style.

Composed between 1975-1983, Saint Francois D'Assise displays the composer's devout Catholicism. The work is in three acts and eight scenes andboth the music and libretto were written by Messiaen. Saint Francois D'Assise incorporates Messiaen's popular compositional techniques, such as his modes of limited transposition, useofleitmotifs, use of birdsong and an instrumentation for a huge orchestra. This piece also makes use of the composer's synesthesia. Saint Francois D'Assise is essential to all advanced Opera companies seeking toaddress a modern and varied performance work.

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