why not get a score and analyze it? that'll be pricey too, but you also see the orchestration and be able to pinpoint specific sections that interest you and see what's going on in them.
From: Peace Love Productions [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Friday, October 05, 2001 4:17 PM
Subject: RE: Oliver Messiaen
No, $70-80 is quite a bit to spend on a book, I've heard that it
explains his techniques best. Let me know If you find it for less $.
From: CarlJacobson@cakewalk.com [mailto:CarlJacobson@cakewalk.com]
Sent: Friday, October 05, 2001 1:19 PM
Subject: OT: Oliver Messiaen
Anyone here ever read: Technique of My Musical Language
I'm interested in learning more about Messiaen, but this book is pretty
pricy. Worth it?