Revista Egitania Sciencia - Volume 1 | ARTICLE

Title: THE SPIRITUAL AND THE SECULAR IN OLIVIER MESSIAEN

Author: Rosário Santana* e Helena Santana**
* Docente da ESEG do Instituto Politécnico da Guarda | ** Docente da Universidade de Aveiro
Publication: Revista Egitania Sciencia - Volume 1

Abstract:
In this article we want to show how the spiritual and the secular are used in the work of Olivier Messiaen. This author employs the nature as an element that reflects the divine. These elements transform the sound and reflect his techniques, style and aesthetics. As a great composer of the 20th century, his work contributes to the divine manifestations of his faith.

Keywords: Olivier Messiaen, music, bird’s songs, Nature, Divine




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