Celebrate Trinity Sunday with Olivier Messiaen

Hendrick van Balen, Holy Trinity, Sint-Jacobkerk, Antwerp, 1620s

Celebrate Trinity Sunday with Olivier Messiaen

Olivier Messiaen, Méditations sur le mystère de Sainte-Trinité / Meditations on the Mystery of the Holy Trinity.
1) Le Père Inengendré: The Father Unengendered ("The Father of the Stars")

Click here to go to a performance by Charles Thompson at the 1927 E.M. Skinner & 1963 Aeolian-Skinner organs of the Cathedral of Saint Paul in St. Paul, Minnesota.

Performance of Thomas Daniel Schlee at the Cavaillé-Coll organ of l'Église de la Sainte-Trinité, Paris [musicMe] (info)

Performance by Olivier Latry on the Cavaillé-Coll organ of the Cathedral of Notre-Dame, Paris. [YouTube]

Performance of Michael Bonaventure at the Rieger organ of St. Giles' Cathedral, Edinburgh [We7] (info)

Click to go to Simon Cummings' blog where it is possible to download Olivier Messiaen himself performing the Méditations on the Cavaillé-Coll organ of l'Église de la Sainte-Trinité. 

Olivier Messiaen, who was titular of the Cavaillé-Coll organ of l'Eglise de la Sainte-Trinité in Paris for 66 years, composed other organ music in praise of the Blessed Trinity as well.

The Pièce en trio, No. 1, from the Livre d'orgue, was composed for Trinity Sunday. Listen:
Messiaen himself, Thiry, Bonaventure.

As was the Pièce en trio, No. 2, also from the Livre d'orgue.
Listen: Messiaen himself
, Thiry, Bonaventure.

And the last movement of Le Corps glorieux / The Glorified Body: La Mystère de la Sainte-Trinité / The Mystery of the Blessed Trinity. Listen:
Messiaen himself, Byram-Wigfield, Trotter.