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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Claire Delbos first wife Yvonne Loriod second wife. 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 interstsllaire interstellaire” is for horn alone. The score has two Biblical passages in French on the page before this movement to set the mood. American Alice Tully commissioned the piece in to celebrate the bicentenary of the United States Declaration of Independence.

The work is scored for four soloists piano intersellaire, horn solo, xylorimba solo and glockenspiel solo and orchestra. This particular movement is for solo horn.

The solo personnel were:. Facebook Twitter Reddit Tumblr Print.

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

As others have noted, translate the French instructions! He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds. From the canyons to the stars Along the way we hear the calls of two birds—the Chinese thrush and apoel canyon wren —and at appwl end the music fades into silence on a recall of the faint oscillations.

If you want to use any substantial portion of this commercially e. 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.


Performances of the work can have a duration in the range of 90 to minutes. Your email address will not be published.

The score is available for purchase, but the horn part is non-transposed i. Please feel free to share this—in whole, in part, or revised—but please credit me if you do.

As others have suggested, do listen to as many recordings as you can. Below is a great performance from YouTube; start listening to this work now! This page was last edited on 12 Novemberat The music situation makes it a bit harder to learn than most comparable works but the work is certainly worth the effort.

Several passages are to represent bird calls but always strike me as sounding also like Native American flute.

Olivier Messiaen – Appel Interstellaire

Retrieved from ” https: My highly subjective advice follows:. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. List of compositions by Olivier Messiaen. 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.

I personally interpret the squiggly line as a suggested contour, not as permission for whatever noises a performer might wish to produce.

Appel Interstellaire [Interstellar Call] for Solo Horn by Messiaen

That said, consider learning to play it half-stopped! There are some that bother me deeply most typically by abusing the things I mention above.

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The music is extraordinarily difficult for the performer, who must master a range of techniques: Inwhile preparing the work, Messiaen visited Utahwhere he was inspired by the birds and the landscape, particularly at colourful Bryce Canyon Messiaen had sound-colour synaesthesia.

The work certainly for me very effectively conjures up mental images of the southwest. La jeune France Modes of limited transposition Ondes Martenot.

We should be able to work something out! Brash, wide open, and so far as you can retain control of the notes very loud and perhaps even with imterstellaire wide vibrato, like this:. In addition to the sixth movement’s horn solo, the brass section also consists of intersellaire horns2 trumpets in c, 1 trumpet in d, 2 trombonesand 1 bass trombone.

My highly subjective advice follows: If you are going to play fully stopped which is both safer and more conventionalI think it should be soft enough that you avoid any of the edge or rasp that full-stopping can give.

Views Read Edit View history. The title is followed by quotes: I hope to see ASU students make use of our score of the work many times in the coming years. Use whatever tool s you can to feel comfortable with the harmonies.

It is increasingly performed as a solo, stand-alone piece by horn players in recitals although Messiaen himself ibterstellaire not wish it to be played separately.