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Augustana Arts: Messiaen’s Book of the Holy Sacrament
Sunday, March 12 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm MDT
Augustana Arts and the American Guild of Organists – Denver Chapter are pleased to present
“MESSIAEN’S BOOK OF THE HOLY SACRAMENT A TOWERING MASTERPIECE IN SOUND AND IMAGE” featuring Organist David Vogels.
Saturday, March 11, 9:30 a.m. (lecture)
Sunday, March 12, 7 p.m. (concert)
Augustana Lutheran Church
Reservations are requested for this FREE event. Visit AugustanaArts.org.
Organist David Vogels will perform the 18-movement Livre du Saint Sacrement in its entirety on the 62-rank Reuter organ at Augustana Lutheran Church. This masterpiece is one of the most significant works of the past century. For the first time, the music will be accompanied by images on large video screens, showing the text quotations, birds, Gregorian chants, colors, and stained-glass windows that are woven into Messiaen’s vast tapestry of sound. Since this monumental composition is loaded with more hidden codes and theological references than a Dan Brown novel, Vogels will unlock the doors to understanding the piece for the optimum listening experience in a lecture-demonstration on Saturday, March 11, summarizing the underlying quotations and the sound-design elements of Messiaen’s musical language.