A music documentary about Olivier Messiaen’s transcendent masterpiece, that he composed in a World War II prison camp, and debuted there on January 15, 1941. This film was completed on the 75th Anniversary of that historic premiere, and features “The President’s Own” United States Marine Band Ensemble performing in rehearsal and at The Phillips Collection, in Washington, D.C.

The film includes subtitles in English, French, German, Polish and Russian: during playback, click the CC icon at the bottom-right of the video frame to turn them on, and use the gear icon to choose your language.