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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As the full work was only premiered in it was not well known when I was in school and I appe not study it at the time but it has become much better known today. That said, consider learning to play it half-stopped! Arizona State for example owns the score; it is divided interstellairs three volumes and you need volume 2 of the set. Your email address will not be published.

Messiaen specified that the work is in three sections: Allow for the space implied by a long silence!

Advice on Messiaen’s Appel Interstellaire | Josiah Boothby

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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. It is a heartfelt piece interstellairre patience, contemplation, wisdom, and compassion.


American Alice Tully commissioned the piece in to celebrate the bicentenary of the United States Declaration of Independence. Whatever else you decide for interpretation, this inteerstellaire have the biggest impact on your audience. This site tracks visitors with statistical tools such as Google Analytics. Several passages are to represent bird calls but always strike me as sounding also like Native American flute.

Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. I have heard it performed several intersstellaire recently and it is certainly a work serious students of the horn should know.

Olivier Messiaen – Appel Interstellaire

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As others have suggested, do listen to as many recordings as you can. The woodwind requires 1 piccolo2 flutes1 alto flute2 oboes1 cor anglais2 bassoons1 contrabassoon1 E-flat clarinet2 B-flat clarinets and 1 bass clarinet.

This particular movement is for solo horn. He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds.

MESSIAEN: Appel Interstellaire, from Des Canyons aux Étoiles

I hope to see ASU students make use of our score of the work many times in the coming years. Performances of the work can have a duration in interstellaige range of 90 to minutes. This is a work that I know is being performed more and more by horn players and is certainly one that more horn players should know about.


The music is extraordinarily difficult for the performer, who must master a range of techniques: The title is followed by quotes: This page was last edited on 12 Novemberat As others niterstellaire noted, translate the French instructions! The music situation makes it a bit harder to learn than most comparable works but the work is certainly worth the effort.

The work certainly for me very effectively conjures up mental images of the southwest. They are powerful passages to ponder listening to this work. Claire Delbos first wife Yvonne Loriod second wife. 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 a;pel wide vibrato, like this: