Headstone of Olivier and Yvonne-Loriod Messiaen, PEtichet, France (photo taken on May 28, 2014). @ Copyright 2014 Vincent P. Benitez. All rights reserved.
1. On September 22, 2016, the music editor of Indiana University Press informed me that my book, Olivier Messiaen’s Opera, Saint François d’Assise, was awarded a contract to publish by the editorial board. The final version of the manuscript will be due on April 3, 2017.
2. On August 6, 2015, the music editor of Indiana University Press informed me that my proposed book, Olivier Messiaen’s Opera, Saint François d’Assise, had been approved by the editorial board for an advance contract.
3. On this page you see the cover of my book, Olivier Messiaen: A Research and Information Guide (Routledge, 2008). I am currently under contract to develop a second edition that will not only include new sources published since 2007 but also a more thorough accounting of primary sources housed at the BnF and elsewhere.
4. Included below are some helpful links to Messiaen resources, beginning with WikiPedia: