Jon Gillock plays Messiaen

September 30, 2020
Olivier Messiaen, Volume 5
Olivier Messiaen, Volume 5

Raven announces a new CD: Olivier Messiaen, Volume 5 (OAR-985), features Jon Gillock performing the composer’s Le Banquet Celeste and La Nativité on the 111-rank Pascal Quoirin organ (2011) at the Church of the Ascension in New York City.

Gillock’s entire cycle of Messiaen organ works uses this organ, as it was conceived to play the works of Messiaen specifically. Gillock was involved with the instrument’s design.

For information:

The organ was featured on the cover of the November 2011 issue of The Diapason.


Other recent recording releases:

Nordic Journey, Volume X

Gail Archer performs Ukrainian organ music

Jonathan Moyer performs in Lübeck