Méditations Sur Le Mystère De La Sainte Trinité
Christopher Bowers-Broadbent organ
Recorded September 1994
ECM New Series 1494
Messiaen (1908-92) is one of the most important composers of the 20th
Century. For over 40 years he was organist at Saint-Trinité de Paris.
Messiaen's love of organ music is reflected in the masterpieces he
wrote for that instrument. These nine meditations are his penultimate
organ work, written in 1969. Christopher Bowers-Broadbent is a leading
proponent of 20th century organ music who has premiered works by Pärt
and Glass, among others. His last recording for ECM New Series was music
by Gorecki, Satie, Milhaud and Gavin Bryars, described
by The Wire as "a thoughtful and stimulating programme, well executed."