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WORKS FOR / WITH ANCIENT INSTRUMENT(S)
(catalogue from August 1st, 2010)
M.566 : Sonata (1997) [8']
for pianoforte (Fortepiano)
10 (+2) pages
Brings the clearness of the low sounds of ancient pianos to the fore.
M.614 : Lux Mundi (2000) [22']
26 (+14) pages
Written in order to be playable on different kinds of organs (also playable with short octave). Written in such a way it can be played on different types of organs. To be played either on concerts or during the liturgy, suitable for the Holy Week or any other occasion. Very meditative work, alternatively dark or bright, tensed or oppressed. Commissioned by the European Music Month 2001. First performed by more than ten organists of Basel and the surroundings, during the Holy Week of 2001.
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M.647 : Le Sommeil de la Raison produit des monstres (2005) [5']
for solo arpeggione
4 (+2) pages
After an engraving taken from the Caprichos by Goya. This short piece, concentrated, installs a mysterious and elliptic climate of wait and fear.
In project :
Work for baroque bassoon
Work for harpsichord
In preparation :
Trio for three basset horns
In project :
Trio for recorder, viola da gamba and harpsichord
In project :
Work for baroque orchestra
Works using as well ancient instruments
M.528 : Vers le soleil couchant (Towards the setting sun), oratorio (1995-6) [42']
for 4 soli (SATB), children's or young girl's choir, mixed choir and orchestra (0-c.a.-2 basset horns-2 0-2-3-0 Perc.(2) Vl. and Vc. soli strings)
M.528 full score 148 (+15) pages
M.528a reduction voice/piano: 91 (+15) pages
Performing material to be asked from the composer.
The orchestra includes 2 basset horns. Numerous texts, also superimposed, on the subject of death, from the epic of Gilgamesh to E. Brontë, from the Vedas to Apollinaire (in English, French, German, Italian, Latin and Sanskrit languages). Very impressive work in its expressivity and its musical as well as philosophical development. Multitude of climates and very appeased ending. An order from the choir of the Fribourg University, which has first performed this work with great success in June 1996.
M.634 : Les Serrures à Secret (2003-5) [95']
For solo bass, actors, choirs and instrumental ensemble
242 (+16) pages
The instrumental ensemble includes a recorders trio. On a libretto by Michel Gremaud. Explores the myth of Hephaestus, placed in our time. The instrumental ensemble is divided into different groups, among which a wind quintet and a percussion ensemble.
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