The Musical Language in Messiaen’s Catalogue d’oiseaux

“La Chouette hulotte”

  • Loo Fung Chiat Department of Music, University of Putra Malaysia
  • Loo Fung Ying Department of Music, University of Malaya
Keywords: Oliver Messiaen, Le Chouette hulotte, Catalogue d’oiseaux, mode de valeurs, bird song

Abstract

This paper presents an analysis of Olivier Messiaen’s ‘La Chouette hulotte’ from Catalogue d’oiseaux. The significance of this work lies in the representation of fear by the owls and ‘night’ music. Messiaen’s language of mode de valeurs representing the ‘night’ and the harmonic language of the tawny owl’s calls identifies Messiaen’s music.

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Published
2019-06-20
How to Cite
Fung Chiat, L., & Fung Ying, L. (2019). The Musical Language in Messiaen’s Catalogue d’oiseaux. Musicological Annual, 55(1), 131-156. https://doi.org/10.4312/mz.55.1.131-156
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