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 others have noted, translate the French instructions! Consider writing out a transposition for yourself—by hand.

MESSIAEN: Appel Interstellaire, from Des Canyons aux Étoiles | RNZ

The work certainly for me very effectively conjures up mental images of the southwest. Views Read Edit View history. I personally interpret the squiggly line as a suggested contour, not as permission for whatever noises a performer might wish to produce.

In addition to the sixth movement’s horn solo, the brass section also consists of 2 horns2 trumpets in c, 1 trumpet in d, 2 trombonesand 1 bass trombone.

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As others have suggested, do listen to as many recordings as you can. This work I have heard is, if you are serious about winning the International Horn Competition of the Americasa must play work.

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La jeune France Modes of limited transposition Ondes Martenot. Whatever else you decide for interpretation, this will have the biggest impact on your audience.

MESSIAEN: Appel Interstellaire, from Des Canyons aux Étoiles

It is a heartfelt piece requiring patience, contemplation, wisdom, and compassion. The piano is treated intersteellaire a solo instrument throughout the work, with the fourth and ninth movements being extended piano cadenzas, while the sixth movement “Appel interstellaire” is for horn alone. Several passages are to represent bird calls but always strike me as sounding also like Native American flute. If you are going to play fully stopped which is both safer and more conventionalI think it should be soft enough that you avoid any of the edge or rasp that full-stopping can give.


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. They are powerful passages to ponder listening appel this work. The unusually large percussion section, divided for 5 percussionists, consists of Messiaen’s own invented instrument the geophone1 wind machine1 thunder sheet1 gong1 set of tuned gongs, 1 set of tubular bells1 pair of maracas1 whip1 bass drum1 triangle1 wood block1 set of wooden wind chimes1 set of crotales1 reco recoand 1 tumbaamong other percussion instruments.

If you want to use any substantial portion of this commercially e. From the canyons to the stars Horn Notes Edition on Amazon -. There are some that bother me deeply most typically by abusing the things I mention intrrstellaire.

Allow for the space implied by a long silence! From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. It received its premiere in Claire Delbos first wife Yvonne Loriod second wife. Along the way we hear the calls of two birds—the Chinese thrush and the canyon wren —and at the end the music fades into silence on a recall of the faint oscillations.


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The first is listed in the score as being Psalm The string section consists of only 6 violins3 violas3 cellosand 1 double bass with fifth-string lower extension. List of compositions by Olivier Messiaen. That said, consider learning to play it half-stopped! This page was last edited on 12 Novemberat We’ll assume you’re OK with this, but please see our Legal Notice for more information.

American Intersgellaire Tully commissioned the piece in to celebrate the bicentenary of the United States Declaration of Independence.

Arizona State for example owns the score; it is divided into three volumes and you need volume 2 of the set. The score has two Biblical passages in French on the page before this movement to set the mood. Retrieved from ” https: Your email address will not be published. The music situation makes it a bit harder to learn than most comparable works but the work is certainly worth the effort.

Leave a Reply Intersellaire reply Your email address will not be published. I have heard it performed several times recently and it is certainly a work serious students of the horn should know. This site tracks visitors with statistical tools such as Google Analytics. We should be able to work something out!