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The Resource Messiaen's interpretations of holiness and Trinity : echoes of medieval theology in the oratorio, organ meditations, and opera, by Siglind Bruhn

Messiaen's interpretations of holiness and Trinity : echoes of medieval theology in the oratorio, organ meditations, and opera, by Siglind Bruhn

Label
Messiaen's interpretations of holiness and Trinity : echoes of medieval theology in the oratorio, organ meditations, and opera
Title
Messiaen's interpretations of holiness and Trinity
Title remainder
echoes of medieval theology in the oratorio, organ meditations, and opera
Statement of responsibility
by Siglind Bruhn
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Three of Olivier Messiaen's later works - La Transfiguration de Notre-Seigneur Jesus-Christ, Meditations sur le mystere de la Sainte Trinite, and Saint Francois d'Assise, are linked by the fact that the composer refers to and quotes from Thomas Aquinas. The composer's reception of Thomistic texts is one of the principles guiding the interpretations in this study. On the one hand, Messiaen had been pondering Thomas's thoughts on the role of music in the life of a Christian and on music's possible spiritual content all through his professional life; on the other hand, the oratorio, the organ meditations, and the opera are the only works in which Messiaen quotes extensive Thomistic sentences addressing purely theological subject matter. The first aspect, Messiaen's appropriation of - or felicitous congruence with - the medieval theologian's views on music, underlies all analyses as a kind of background fabric. The second aspect, Messiaen's quotations from the Summa theologica and their musical translation, determines segments of a larger discussion that, in the book's three main chapters, attempts to do justice to the compositions as a whole. While Thomas's theological aesthetics appears as a thread woven through a texture in a way that brings it only periodically to the foreground, the statements from Thomas's writings provide essential foundations determining the works' content and its musical rendering."--Jacket
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DLC
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Bruhn, Siglind
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • music
Index
index present
LC call number
ML410.M595
LC item number
B7855 2008
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Dimension & diversity
Series volume
no. 10
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Messiaen, Olivier
  • Messiaen, Olivier
  • Messiaen, Olivier
  • Thomas (von Aquin)
  • Messiaen, Olivier
  • Messiaen, Olivier
  • Messiaen, Olivier
  • Messiaen, Olivier
  • Music
  • Music
  • Rezeption
  • Geistliche Musik
  • Thomismus
Label
Messiaen's interpretations of holiness and Trinity : echoes of medieval theology in the oratorio, organ meditations, and opera, by Siglind Bruhn
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 219-224) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Messiaen's reception of Thomas Aquinas -- Messiaen's avian, numerical, and rhythmic signifiers -- La transfiguration de notre-seigneur Jésus-Christ -- Saint François d'Assise -- Appendixes: 1. Birds in the oratorio, organ cycle, and opera -- 2. Saint François d'Assise, libretto (translation)
Control code
227191541
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
229 pages
Isbn
9781576471395
Lccn
2008018196
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, music
System control number
(OCoLC)227191541
Label
Messiaen's interpretations of holiness and Trinity : echoes of medieval theology in the oratorio, organ meditations, and opera, by Siglind Bruhn
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 219-224) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Messiaen's reception of Thomas Aquinas -- Messiaen's avian, numerical, and rhythmic signifiers -- La transfiguration de notre-seigneur Jésus-Christ -- Saint François d'Assise -- Appendixes: 1. Birds in the oratorio, organ cycle, and opera -- 2. Saint François d'Assise, libretto (translation)
Control code
227191541
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
229 pages
Isbn
9781576471395
Lccn
2008018196
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, music
System control number
(OCoLC)227191541

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