Olivier Messiaen – Appel Interstellaire (for solo horn). Olivier Messiaen – Appel Interstellaire (for solo horn) by eseabra_3 in Topics and sheet music messiaen appel interstellaire solo horn. Performed by french horn player Stefan Dohr as an encore following his concerto performance of Strauss’s Horn Concerto No 1 with the.

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MESSIAEN: Appel Interstellaire, from Des Canyons aux Étoiles | RNZ

Horn Notes Edition on Amazon -. The work is scored for four soloists piano solo, horn solo, xylorimba solo and glockenspiel solo and orchestra. There are some that bother me deeply most typically by abusing the things I mention above.

As others have suggested, do listen to as many recordings as you can. It received its premiere in Inwhile preparing the work, Messiaen visited Utahwhere he was inspired by the interstellakre and the landscape, particularly at colourful Bryce Canyon Messiaen had sound-colour synaesthesia.

MESSIAEN: Appel Interstellaire, from Des Canyons aux Étoiles

From the canyons to the stars The movements are as follows: La jeune France Modes of limited transposition Ondes Martenot. The score has two Biblical passages in French on the page before this xppel to set the mood. Along the way we hear the calls of two birds—the Chinese thrush and the canyon wren —and at the end the music fades into silence on a recall of the faint oscillations.

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Claire Delbos first wife Yvonne Loriod second wife. Facebook Twitter Reddit Tumblr Print. The string section consists of only 6 violins3 violas3 cellosand 1 double bass with fifth-string lower extension. Messiaen showcases an incredibly wide range of colors that we can produce on the horn in this short piece, and half-stopping produces a better echo effect than fully stopping.

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It is increasingly performed as a solo, stand-alone piece by horn players in recitals although Messiaen himself did not wish it to be played separately. The score is available for purchase, but the horn part is non-transposed i.

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Retrieved from ” https: I have heard it performed several times recently and it is certainly a work serious students of the horn should know. This page was last edited on 12 Novemberat The title is followed by quotes: Des canyons aux etoiles. The unusually large percussion section, divided for 5 percussionists, consists of Messiaen’s own invented instrument the geophone1 wind machine1 thunder sheet1 gong1 set of tuned gongs, 1 set of tubular bells1 pair of maracas1 whip1 bass drum1 triangle1 wood block1 set of wooden wind chimes1 set of crotales1 reco recoand 1 tumbaamong other percussion instruments.

The music is extraordinarily difficult for the performer, who must master a range of techniques: The work certainly for me very effectively conjures up mental images of the southwest. The piano is treated as a solo instrument throughout the work, with the fourth and ninth movements being extended piano cadenzas, while the sixth movement “Appel interstellaire” is for horn alone.


I hope to see ASU students make use of our score of the work many times in the coming years. Brash, wide open, and so far as you can retain control of the notes very loud and perhaps even with a wide vibrato, like this: Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. This particular movement is for solo horn.

Compositions by Olivier Messiaen compositions Compositions for horn compositions. My highly subjective advice follows: American Alice Tully commissioned the piece in to celebrate interztellaire bicentenary of the United States Declaration of Independence. Several passages are to represent bird calls but always strike me as sounding also like Native American flute.

The solo personnel were:. This is a work that I know is being performed more and more by horn players and is certainly one that more interetellaire players should know about. The woodwind requires 1 piccolo2 flutes1 alto flute2 oboes1 cor anglais2 bassoons1 contrabassoon1 E-flat clarinet2 B-flat clarinets and 1 bass clarinet.

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