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Author Benitez, Vincent Perez, 1955- author.

Title Olivier Messiaen's opera, Saint François d'Assise / Vincent Perez Benitez.

Publication Info. Bloomington, Indiana : Indiana University Press, [2019]

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 Talbott: Circulating Collection  ML410.M563 B46 2019    Available  ---
Description xxii, 302 pages : music ; 24 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 279-295) and index.
Contents Introduction : setting the stage for Messiaen's compositional summa -- Contemplating theologies of beauty, glory, and light in Saint François d'Assise -- A theological opera and its musical themes -- Form as an expression of the beyond -- Chords and colors : the harmonic vocabulary of Saint François d'Assise -- Analyzing the musical language of Saint François d'Assise -- Birdsong in Saint François d'Assise -- Tonal-dramatic associations in Saint Francis's spiritual journey -- Saint Francis's path toward the numinous: a tonal-color narrative -- Appendix : dramatic synopsis.
Summary In this comprehensive study of Olivier Messiaen's magnum opus, Saint François d'Assise, Vincent Perez Benitez examines the opera from both theological and musical-analytical perspectives to ask how Messiaen expresses his Catholic theology through his work.
Subject Francis, of Assisi, Saint, 1182-1226 -- In opera.
Francis, of Assisi, Saint, 1182-1226.
Messiaen, Olivier, 1908-1992. Saint François d'Assise.
Saints in opera.
Saints in opera.
Saint François d'Assise (Messiaen, Olivier)
Other Form: Online version: Benitez, Vincent Perez, 1955- Olivier Messiaen's opera, Saint François d'Assise. Bloomington : Indiana University Press, 2019 9780253042897 (DLC) 2018050024
ISBN 9780253042873 (cl ; alkaline paper)
9780253042880 (pb ; alkaline paper)
Standard No. 40029419228