Messiaen: Organ Works Vol IV

The final volume in Delphian’s survey of Messiaen’s complete organ music takes in his earliest published works, in which the ‘abundance of technical means allows the heart to overflow freely’.

The British Harrison instrument in St George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle reveals a surprising ability to speak with a French accent in this music, and Timothy Byram-Wigfield’s combination of virtuosic majesty with a compelling and loving faith has captured the imagination of reviewers.



 "The organ of St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle evidently has the power and range of colour that Messiaen regarded as pre-requisites in his music, all captured in a vibrant recording that is magnificent for CD. Timothy Byram-Wigfield bristles with energy in the dynamic movements and exudes clam for Messiaen's slow outpourings of lyricism. "


Physical format: Jewel case (slimline double)
Number of discs: 2
Number of tracks: 22
Total playing time: 2:38:04
First UK release date: February 9, 2002
Album ID: DCD34078