2008/12/04, 15:23:03, UTC

  Joie et Clarite des Corps Glorieux - Messiaen

In commemoration of the 100th anniversary the birth of Olivier Messiaen on December 10, 2008, here is a recording of the sixth movement of his piece for organ, "Les Corps Glorieux: Sept Visions Breves de la Vie des Ressuscites." Completed in August 1939, just before the beginning of the Second World War, each movement is a 'brief vision' of someone who has experienced the Resurrection. The sixth movement, Joie et Clarte, refers to Matthew 13:43, "Then shall the righteous shine forth as the sun, in the kingdom of their Father." The organist in this performance is Dale Shifler, recorded on July 2005 in St. Joseph's Roman Catholic Church, Washington, DC. The organ is a Hook Hastings instrument dating to 1891. (Organ restoration URL: http://mysite.verizon.net/james.mastracco/pdf/organ_restoration.pdf ) I introduce the performance from a position just to the right side of the organ from the listener's perspective. Posted in memory of all those named Joseph, but in particular - Joseph Croce.
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Source type: Recording
Ambisonic order: H (3 ch) 1st order horizontal
Recording device: SONY 501ES PCM & AIWA PCM-800, M-Audio DMP3 , synced recordings
Microphone name: Neumann KM-184s w/ Chinn Mastracco modified RS Boundary Mics
Array type: ORTF above boundary mics
Capsule type: tradtional condenser with electrets
Calibration method: Bidule B-Format pan of four separate channels

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