Saturday, December 25, 2010

Olivier Messiaen Improvises on "Puer Natus Est"

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OpenID Clare said...

'Tisn't intuitive for the power of organs at Christmas, yet after our local diocesan high school won a local radio station carol singing contest
http://www.b101radio.com/christmas/choir/media/Bishop%20Shanahan%20High%20School-Do%20You%20Hear%20What%20I%20Hear.mp3
with the BingCrosby-crooner "Do you hear what I hear?" I discovered an interesting link between the French emigre composer of that piece and the great Messiaen - he had studied under him in Paris!

10:45 AM  
Blogger The Western Confucian said...

Interesting. I've always like that song. It's one of the carols my rudimentary guitar knowledge allows me to play.

6:57 AM  

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