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Organ Recital (Messiaen series 2)

Organ Recital (Messiaen series 2)

Sun 20th May 4.00pm | Free with retiring collection

David Davies gives a performance of Olivier Messiaen’s ‘La Pentecôte’ preceded by a talk by David in the Monastic Guesthall at 3.15pm

Olivier Messiaen (1908-1992) the great Parisian Romantic Organist, illuminated his organ music by his deeply held faith. Messiaen explored radically new sonorities and tonalities in comparison to his organist contemporaries. It was his desire that his organ cycles should be ‘at the service of Catholic theology,’ and each cycle is penetrated with theological meditations. His aim was to deepen the listener’s understanding of the concepts they illustrate: the Incarnation, the Ascension, the Holy Trinity, the Saints in Glory, the Holy Sacrament.

Mary: Icon of the Church

Mary – Icon of the Church
The Role of the Blessed Virgin Mary

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Baptism of Teddy

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