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Saint Francois d'Assise - Act II

COMPOSER: Olivier Messiaen
PUBLISHER: Alphonse Leduc
PRODUCT TYPE: Score
INSTRUMENT GROUP: Mixed Choir
Saint Francois D'Assise  is an opera in 3 acts by Olivier Messiaen . This volume is part of the edition that includes the books with the full Orchestra scores, as well as the explanations, analysisand comments on each tableau. It is focused on the “Act II, Tableau 4. L’Ange voyageur” which
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Composer Olivier Messiaen
Publisher Alphonse Leduc
Instrumentation Opera
Product Type Score
Instrument Group Mixed Choir
Style Period Post 1901
Year of Publication 1948
Genre Opera / Operette
ISMN 9790046282195
Style Period Post 1901
No. AL28219
Description

Saint Francois D'Assise is an opera in 3 acts by Olivier Messiaen. This volume is part of the edition that includes the books with the full Orchestra scores, as well as the explanations, analysisand comments on each tableau. It is focused on the “Act II, Tableau 4. L’Ange voyageur” which describes the appearance of the “Traveller Angel” to Saint Francis.

This tableau isintroduced by each of the themes of Brothers Leon, Élie and Bernard and the theme of Philemon, the bird. It opens as the Brothers are confronted to the Angel but don’t recognise him straight away except forBrotherBernard, who reacts wisely. The Angel then requests to talk to Father Francis, and the tableau finishes, introducing the following part: “Act II, Tableau 5. L’ange musicien”. Within this tableau 4,birdsong can be heard that is reminiscent of Messiaen's 'Bird Catalogue' collection.

Based on the life of Saint Francis of Assisi, this opera is set in Italy and is composed as per below:

Act I:
1. La croix
2. Les laudes
3. Le baiser au lépreux

Act II
4. L’ange voyageur
5. L’ange musicien
6. Le prêche aux oiseaux

Act II
7.Les stigmates
8. La mort et la nouvelle vie

This opera was played at the Paris Opera in 1983.

Olivier Messiaen (1908-1992) was a French organist and composer passionate about Ornithologyand one of the most important composers of his century. Inspired by Japanese music, he had a very special way of composing and his work can be identified by its complexity, its diatonic aspect, its harmony with limitedtransposition, its colour and its additive rhythms. He composed many works related to ornithology and birdsong, including the 'Bird Catalogue' in 7 volumes and the 'Treatise on rhythm, colour and ornithology' in 7 volumes.

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