2014-08-06 11:49:00

The Feast of the Transfiguration of the Lord: a musical meditation

(Vatican Radio) Monsignor Philip Whitmore brings you some musical notes to mark the Feast of the Transfiguration of the Lord. In a special way he draws on a modern and rather challenging work, 'La Transfiguration de Notre Seigneur'.

Listen to this musical meditation produced by Veronica Scarisbrick:

It's an extended meditation for voices, instrumental soloist and orchestra written by Olivier Messiaen in the 1960's. At the beginning we hear the choir chanting in Latin the account of the story given by St Matthew. 

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