Messiaen Messe de la Pentecote
May 20, 2018
3:15 pm
Buckfast Abbey


As part of the liturgical organ music series at Buckfast Abbey, David Davies will play Olivier Messiaen’s Messe de la Pentecote on Whitsunday 2018. The music will begin at 16.00 in the Abbey Church as a devotional offering – rather than as a concert – and will be preceded at 15.15 by an introductory talk by David Davies in the Monastic Great Hall. David will explore themes of Messiaen’s compositional techniques and the composer’s deep spirituality and formation in the liturgical theology of the Roman Catholic Church.