Commission : Commission from cities of Versailles and Berlin
Duration : 11'30 mn
First performance : October 2021, 21st in Paris St-Eustache, 22nd in Versailles Palais des Congrés, 25th in Berlin Konzerthaus and 27th in Potsdam Nikolaikirche
Publisher : Gérard Billaudot (full score and orchestral parts for rent)
1. Das Wort (The Word)
2. Prière (Pray)
3. Hymne (Hymn)
Poems from Marilène Meckler and Jean-Baptiste Robin
These three pieces were composed in the spring of 2020 during the first Lockdown of the French population in the face of the spread of the coronavirus.
This exceptional context was an unexpected link with the subject of the commission of the work: War, uncertainty, the union of peoples and the freedom regained in the aftermath of the Second World War.
It is therefore here both the crisis of 1939-45 which is expressed, but also, through its feelings, that of 2020. The unpublished texts alternate French and German, and illustrate the reunion of these two countries after the conflict ...
Tic-Tacfor soprano and piano
Instrumentation : Soprano and piano
Composition : 2018
Commission : Mâcon, singing international competition
Duration : 2 mn 30 s
First performance : Mâcon, singing international competition
Publisher : Gérard Billaudot
Text after L'horloge arrêtée, from Bouquets et prières (1843) by Marceline DESBORDES-VALMORE (1786-1859) Purchase the score here
Instrumentation : Children's choir (or women's choir) and organ
Composition : 2013
Commission : Notre-Dame de Paris
Duration : 3 mn 30 s
First performance : October 23, 2013 by the Maîtrise de Notre?Dame de Paris, cond. Emilie Fleury - Denis Comtet, organ
Publisher : unpublished
This motet for the Advent period is a part of Livre de Notre-Dame.
Emergencesfor children choir and organ
Instrumentation : Children?s choir and organ
Composition : 2005
Commission : Radio France
Duration : 27 mn
First performance : January 24, 2005, hall Olivier Messiaen (studio 104) in Radio France by the Maîtrise de Radio France (Radio France children?s choir), cond.: Toni Ramon
Publisher : unpublished (score available at Radio France)
This work offers several Emergences. Emergences in the sense that the work evokes an ascent from the abyss to the surface of the sea, into the clouds that form part of the ocean. Emergences also because the sounds of the choir are gradually transformed from a simple vowel into the saying of a poem.
Thus, the beginning of the work ? an evocation of ocean floors ? begins with a generally static melody where only a few vowels are pronounced by the voices. The choir sounds gradually change and form "words", or singers recite some names of these amazing beings who live from four thousand meters below sea?level.