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Messiaen: Livre Du Saint-Sacrement / Paul Jacobs

Messiaen / Jacobs
Release Date: 09/28/2010 
Label:  Naxos   Catalog #: 8572436-37   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Olivier Messiaen
Performer:  Paul Jacobs
Number of Discs: 2 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 40 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Livre du Saint-Sacrement (The Book of the Blessed Sacrament) is Messiaen’s last and longest organ work, a thematic cycle based on the sacrament of Communion comprising eighteen movements, many based on his recorded improvisations, arranged into three thematic groups. Hailed for his prodigious technique, vivid interpretive imagination and charismatic showmanship, Paul Jacobs is widely acknowledged for reinvigorating the American organ scene with a fresh performance style and ‘an unbridled joy of music-making’ (Baltimore Sun). He has performed the complete organ works of Olivier Messiaen in nine-hour marathons in eight American cities. Livre du Saint-Sacrement (The Book of the Blessed Sacrament) is Messiaen’s last and longest organ work, a thematic cycle based on the sacrament of Communion comprising eighteen movements, many based on his recorded improvisations, arranged into three thematic groups. Hailed for his prodigious technique, vivid interpretive imagination and charismatic showmanship, Paul Jacobs is widely acknowledged for reinvigorating the American organ scene with a fresh performance style and ‘an unbridled joy of music-making’ (Baltimore Sun). He has performed the complete organ works of Olivier Messiaen in nine-hour marathons in eight American cities. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Livre du Saint Sacrement by Olivier Messiaen
Performer:  Paul Jacobs (Organ)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1984; France 
Venue:  St. Mary of the Virgin Church, New York 

Sound Samples

Livre du Saint Sacrement: I. Adoro Te (I Adore Thee)
Livre du Saint Sacrement: II. La Source de Vie (The Fountain of Life)
Livre du Saint Sacrement: III. Le Dieu cache (The Hidden God)
Livre du Saint Sacrement: IV. Acte de Foi (Act of Faith)
Livre du Saint Sacrement: V. Puer natus est nobis (Unto Us a Child is Born)
Livre du Saint Sacrement: VI. La manne et le pain de Vie (The Manna and Bread of Life)
Livre du Saint Sacrement: VII. Les ressuscites et la lumiere de Vie (The Resurrected and the Light of Life)
Livre du Saint Sacrement: VIII. Institution de l'Eucharistie (Institution of the Eucharist)
Livre du Saint Sacrement: IX. Les tenebres (The Darkness)
Livre du Saint Sacrement: X. La resurrection du Christ (The Resurrection of Christ)
Livre du Saint Sacrement: XI. L'apparition du Christ ressuscite a Marie-Madeleine (The Appearance of the Risen Christ to Mary Magdalene)
Livre du Saint Sacrement: XII. La Transubstantiation (The Transubstantiation)
Livre du Saint Sacrement: XIII. Les deux murailles d'eau (The 2 Walls of Water)
Livre du Saint Sacrement: XIV. Priere avant la communion (Prayer before Communion)
Livre du Saint Sacrement: XV. La joie de la grace (The Joy of Grace)
Livre du Saint Sacrement: XVI. Priere apres la communion (Prayer after Communion)
Livre du Saint Sacrement: XVII. La Presence multipliee (The Multiplied Presence)
Livre du Saint Sacrement: XVIII. Offrande et Alleluia final (Offering and final Alleluia)

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