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Ascension, L’

Ascension, L’ (The Ascension). Comp. in 4 movements by Messiaen, for orch. (1933) and for org. (1934). The movements are 1. Majesté du Christ demandant sa gloire à son Père. 2. Alléluias sereins d'une âme qui désire le ciel. 3. Alléluia sur la trompette, alléluia sur la cymbale. 4. Prière du Christ montant vers son Père. 3rd movement of orch. version differs from that in the organ version, which is entitled Transports de Joie d'une âme devant la gloire du Christ. F.p. orch. version, Paris 1935.

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