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Olivier Messiaen 1908-1992. Timeline. 1908 – Born in Avignon (December 11) 1914 – Father joins army/moves with mother and brother to Grenoble 1919 – Family moves to Paris/studies at the Paris Conservatoire with Dupré, Dukas, Emmanuel, and Widor - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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  • Olivier Messiaen1908-1992

  • Timeline1908 Born in Avignon (December 11)1914 Father joins army/moves with mother and brother to Grenoble1919 Family moves to Paris/studies at the Paris Conservatoire with Dupr, Dukas, Emmanuel, and Widor1931 Becomes organist at the church of La Trinit in Paris1932 Marries Claire Delbos1936 La Jeune France1937 Birth of son, Pascal/O Sacrum Convivium!

  • 1939 Called to military service as medical auxiliary1940 Taken prisoner of war/Quatuor pour la fin du temps1944 Wrote Technique de mon langage musical1959 Death of first wife1961 Marries Yvonne Loriod1966 Becomes professor of composition at Paris Conservatoire(lots of composing/teaching until)1992 Messiaen dies (April 28)

  • O Sacrum ConviviumO Sacred BanquetO sacrum convivium, in quo Christus sumitur: recolitur memoria passionis eius; mens impletur gratia et futurae gloriae nobis pignus datur. O sacred banquet, in which Christ is received, the memory of His Passion is renewed, the mind is filled with grace, and a pledge of future glory is given to us.

  • O sacred banquet! in which Christ is received:

  • the memory of His Passion is renewed; the mind is filled with grace,

  • the mind is filled with grace. O sacred, sacred

  • sacred, sacred, O sacred banquet, in which Christ is received,

  • the mind is filled with grace, and a pledge of future glory

  • is given to us, Alleluia.

  • O sacred, sacred banquet!

  • BibliographyHill, Peter, ed. The Messiaen Companion. Portland: Amadeus P, 1994. Glasow, E Thomas, trans. Olivier Messiaen: Music and Color, Conversations with Claude Samuel. Portland: Amadeus P, 1986. Johnson, Robert S. Messiaen. Berkely and Los Angeles, CA: University of California P, 1975.Hill, Peter and Nigel Simeone. Messiaen. New Haven and London: Yale UP, 2005. "O Sacred Banquet (O Sacrum Convivium)." Society of St. Pius X, District of Great Britain. 2005. 19 Apr. 2006 . "Olivier Messiaen." Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. 24 Apr 2006, 09:36 UTC. 26 Apr 2006, 09:04 . London Sinfonietta. "O Sacrum Convivium!" By Olivier Messiaen. Rec. Aug. 1990. Messiaen: Trois Petites Liturgies. Virgin Classics Limited.