On Progressions of Messiaen
the opening chords of the 1928 organ work, Le banquet cÚleste and a
simple gesture from the Quatuor pour la fin du temps (1940-41) is
made a solo work for harp.
two chords are announced at the outset a piacere, and then the
statement is lengthened through repetition and variation. The parallelism in
the right hand later recalls a small fragment of the piano's role in the
pages, circa 4' 00" - an MP3 demo is here:
The score is available as a free PDF download, though any major
commercial performance or recording of the work is prohibited without prior
arrangement with the composer. Click on the graphic below for this score.
Progressions of Messiaen