The Musical Language in Messiaen’s Catalogue d’oiseaux
“La Chouette hulotte”
Keywords:Oliver Messiaen, Le Chouette hulotte, Catalogue d’oiseaux, mode de valeurs, bird song
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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