Click, click (#27): Joie et Clarté des Corps Glorieux

I had the pleasure of attending the performance Fürchte dich nicht by Orpheus Chor München. I know nothing about choir music, but I much enjoyed it. My favourite part of the concert was not the choir music, however, but the interjected organ work Joie et Clarté des Corps Glorieux by Olivier Messiaen. It was, to the best of my knowledge, my first encounter with Messiaen’s music. This strangely haunting music seemed out of place in the pastoral setting. The fact that the organ player — hidden above — failed to appear when called down to receive the applause, added an air of insolence.

Here at Hidden Abacus, we like hidden things, of course.