Anonymous asked: Thoughts: the vestments and other ecclesiastical designs of Matisse? The liturgical music of Messiaen and Poulenc?
Matisse’s vestment designs are uninspiring as works of art and deplorable as liturgical garb. I’m not terribly ruffled by them, though, as I don’t think they were ever intended to be worn and are therefore irrelevant.
I am only nominally acquainted with the liturgical music of both of musicians mentioned, and can only say that I did not find them memorable (which most likely is my own fault).