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WORKS FOR / WITH BASSOON(S)
(catalogue from August 1st, 2010)
M.612 : Wind Quintet (2000) [16’]
For flute (also piccolo and alto flute), oboe, clarinet (b), horn and bassoon.
31 (+2) pages
M.612a : performing material : 31 (+2) pages – 31 (+2) pages – 30 (+2) pages – 29 (+2) pages – 26 (+2) pages
Every instrument is valued, in a great variety of colours, work successively energetic, melancholic, mysterious, desolated or contemplative. Order of the Eole Quintet, which first performed it September 2001, in the “Espace Jean-Tinguely-Niki de Saint-Phalle” of Fribourg.
M.620 : Septet (2001) [18']
for flute, clarinet, horn, bassoon, violin, violoncello and piano
41 (+3) pages
M.620a : performing material : 25 (+2) pages – 25 (+2) pages – 25 (+2) pages – 27 (+2) pages – 26 (+2) pages – 27 (+2) pages
This septet has been especially written for the formation of the Mittelland Ensemble. Five movements linked together, mixing disquieting, tragic, mysterious or melancholic aspects.
M.637 and 638 : Appel I and Appel II (2004) [1']
for bassoon or any other wind instrument
4 (+2) pages
Appel means Call. Both Appels have been composed within the context of the ORB_IT project of the World New Music Days 2004. These two short pieces, like miniature fanfares, are written in order to be playable by any wind instruments (wood or brass).
M.642 : Suite for wind quintet (2005-6) [18']
for flute (also piccolo and alto flute in g), oboe (also english horn), clarinet in b flat (also little clarinet in e flat, bass clarinet in b flat and ad libitum clarinet in a), bassoon (also contrabassoon) and horn
36 (+5) pages
This suite, taken from the scenic work « Les Serrures à Secret », is made of four movements and two short interludes. The first movement is mysterious and almost hypnotic, the second ironical, grotesque and mocking, the third first grave and solemn, then progressively more appeased, and the fourth, first like a dance on obsessive rhythms, ends on a touch of nostalgia. As for the two interludes surrounding the second movement, they are quite in the spirit of the Musiques d’ameublement by Satie. The full score serves also as separate part for each instrumentalist.
M.654 : Le Tombeau de Ravel (2006) [6']
for tenor saxophone, bassoon, violin, cello, piano, guitar and percussion
14 (+5) pages
M.654a : performing material : 2 (+2) pages – 2 (+2) pages – 3 (+2) pages – 3 (+2) pages – 2 (+3) pages
This work has been written for a project of the Compagnie CH.AU, for which six composers have written one movement each, corresponding to one of the parts of the Tombeau de Couperin by Ravel. This piece inspires itself of the Menuet of the Tombeau de Couperin, and has principally an elegiac, tender and nostalgic character. It has also been instrumented for a chamber orchestra.
In preparation :
Work for solo Bassoon
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