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La Nativité du Seigneur – Messiaen (OXCD-86)

Louise Marsh plays the organ in Wakefield Cathedral

1. La Vierge et l'Enfant
2. Les Bergers
3. Desseins éternels
4. Le Verbe
5. Les Enfants de Dieu
6. Les Anges
7. Jésu accepte la souffrance
8. Les Mages
9. Dieu parmi nous


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This recording is accompanied by a booklet containing a visual representation of each of the nine meditations, illustrated by Michael Anderson.

Wakefield Cathedral
Louise Reid (nee Marsh)

Louise Marsh gives an extremely accomplished account of the work, revealing both clarity and warmth of touch. With music of such cosmic significance, players are apt to veer towards a cool and rational approach, particularly in movements using Messiaen's mathematically derived rhythyms, but Marsh illuminates her playing, and humanises the music, with softer caress, particularly in Les Bergers and Le Verbe. The long cornet solo in the latter movement is particularly beautiful.....

***** Performance **** Sound

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