Langgaard - Messis

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Langgaard - Messis



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1st June 2009




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Langgaard - Messis

Langgaard, R:

In ténebras exteriores for Orgel (BVN 334)

Messis - organ drama in three evenings

Første aften: Messis, BVN 228a

Anden aften: Juan, BVN 228b

Tredje aften: Begravet i helvede, BVN 228c

Postludium til Messis, BVN 228d

Flemming Dreisig (Copenhagen Cathedral Organ)

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In the 1930s the Late Romantic outsider Rued Langgaard concentrated on a single composition: Messis, a visionary organ drama of the end of the world.

As one of the most expansive works in organ literature it is also a compendium of a vanished Romantic era which goes to the heart of Langgaard’s religious view of art.

In ténebras exteriores (Buried in Hell) from 1947 builds further on Messis, but in this case it is Langgaard’s sarcastic pessimism that predominates.

Flemming Dreisig is the organist at Copenhagen Cathedral. He has held this post, the most prestigious in Denmark for an organist, since 2003.

Rued Langgaard: In tenebras exteriores, BVN 334

No. 1. Blev begravet (Was buried)

No. 2. I Dodsriget (In the Kingdom of Death)

No. 3. Forbarm dig! (Have mercy!)

No. 4. Kom i Hu! (Remember!)

Rued Langgaard: Messis, BVN 228

Forste Aften (First Evening): Anskriget (The Cry)

Forste Aften (First Evening): Vaager (Ye shall know!)

Forste Aften (First Evening): Hostens tid (Time of Harvest)

Forste Aften (First Evening): Korsfaestelsen (The Crucifixion)

Anden Aften (Second Evening): Praeludium

Anden Aften (Second Evening): Sonata

Anden Aften (Second Evening): Rondo

Anden Aften (Second Evening): Nocturne and Fugue

Anden Aften (Second Evening): Postludium (Fantasia)

Begravet i Helvede (Third Evening): Blev begravet (Was buried)

Begravet i Helvede (Third Evening): I Dodsriget (In the Kingdom of Death)

Begravet i Helvede (Third Evening): Forbarm dig! (Have mercy!)

Begravet i Helvede (Third Evening): Kom i Hu! Du har faaet dit Gode! (Remember that thou receivedst thy good things!)

Begravet i Helvede (Third Evening): Postludium til Messis (Postludium to Messis)

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