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Selected Works



"There aren't any modal composers, tonal composers, or serial composers. There is only music that is colored and music that isn't."

Key Works
1928 Trois petites liturgies de la Presence Divine
  Le banquet céleste for organ
1930 Diptyque for organ
1933 L'Ascension (for orchestra, later for organ)
1935 La nativite de Seigneur for organ
1936 Song-cycles,Poèmes pour Mi
1937 O sacrum convivum!
1939 Les corps glorieux
1941 Quatour pour la fin du temps
1948 Turangalila-Symphonie
1950 Messe de la Pentecote
1951 Livre d'orgue
1955 Oiseaux exotiques for piano, wind and percussion
1958 Catalogue d'oiseaux for piano
1963 Couleurs de la cité céleste
1964 Et exspecto resurrectionem mortuorum for wind and percussion
1969 La transfiguration de Notre Seigneur Jesus Christ
  Meditations sur le mystere de la Sainte Trinité
1974 Des canyons aux étoiles
1983 Opera,Saint François d'Assise
1984 Livre du saint sacrement
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