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(catalogue from August 31st, 2010)









M.451 : Sonata (Nachtmusik) (1990)  [11']

for solo flute

4 (+2) pages


Work yet to be first-performed (!! please contact the composer for first performance)


The subtitle points out an atmosphere, without any descriptive indication. Use of contemporary sounds (multiphonics, aeolian sounds, Tongue-ram, ... ) in alternation with more lyrical passages.




M.511 : Invocation (1994-6)  [4']

for solo alto flute (in G)

2 (+1) pages


Work yet to be first-performed (!! please contact the composer for first performance)


Contains quarter tones. Inspired by Middle East music.




M.637 and 638 : Appel I and Appel II (2004)  [1']

for flute 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).




Chamber Music



M.533 : Sonata (1996)  [14']

for flute and piano

18 (+1) pages with flute part: 7 (+1) pages


score excerpt (pdf)


3 parts linked together, with a scherzo inspired by andine music and a meditative finale, more and more inner. Order of the Jeunesses Musicales of Gruyères, destined to celebrate their 25th anniversary.




M.576 : Duo (1998)  [13']

for alto flute and guitar

11 (+1) pages



In 3 movements. Elegiaco with subtle sonority, presto malinconico, mirror-like scherzo, and estaticamente lento, of great expressive purity.




M.598 : Duo for flute and clarinet (1999)  [9’]

9 (+1) pages    

CD recording


Work written for the Wiener Klangforum (first performed 1999 in Boswil). Rather virtuoso and complex, including among others quarter tones. Very contrasted, from the serene calm to the pathetic dramatism.




M.569 : Trio for flute, viola and harp (1997-9)  [11’]

10 (+1) pages

M.569a: flute and viola parts: 2 x 2 (+1) pages


score excerpt (pdf)


In a single movement, slow and melancholic, written in a funeral way.




M.649 : Suite for three flutes (2005-6)  [13']

for three flutes (also piccolo, alto flute in G and bass flute)

20 (+3) pages


Presentation, score excerpts and audio recording


This Suite is made of four movements, each of which puts into light a different instrument. The first movement, with alto flute, is mysterious and of changing mood. The second, with piccolo, is spontaneous, skipping along and almost carefree. The third, very serene, is near to a Zen meditation, and puts into light the bass flute. The last movement, written for the three flutes in C, is voluble and dynamic.




M.547 : Flute quartet (1996)  [9']

for 4 flutes (first one also piccolo, fourth one also alto flute in G)

19 (+1) pages

M.547a : separate parts for the second and the third flute : 2 x 5 (+1) pages. The first and the fourth flutes use a copy of the whole score.


Mysterious sonorities and elegiac climate out of time, punctuated by flashing outbursts of energy. The non-conventional use of triad chords opens the way for intense sonorous landscapes.




M.582 : Sonata a quattro (1998)  [9']

for flute, horn and 2 trumpets    

14 (+1) pages ; performing material : 2 x 9 (+1) pages – 2 x 8 (+1) pages


Subtle and delicate sonorities. Work which articulates itself around perfect consonances, requesting a great purity of intonation.




M.675 : Offrande Funèbre en hommage à Bach (2010)  [5']

for flute, violin, cello and organ

10 (+2) pages

M.675a : performing material : 3 x 3 (+1) pages


The Offrande Funèbre en hommage à Bach (Funeral Offering in homage to Bach) is based on four themes : an omnipresent plaintive and almost obsessive motive ; the theme of the Funeral Offering itself ; a lyrical theme, at first played by the flute ; at last, a chromatic basso ostinato, sometimes descending,  sometimes ascending. The four themes intermingle progressively, while the organ plays the beginning of the Ricercar a 3, which dissolves gradually after the entry of its 3rd voice. Commissioned by the Schweizer Kammerensemble, which first performed it in Lenzburg (Switzerland), on August 20th, 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


Presentation, score excerpt and audio recording


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.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.627 : Quintet for flute and strings (2002-3)  [14']

for flute, violin, 2 violas and cello

33 (+2) pages

M.627a : performing material : 16 pages + 4 x 12 pages


score excerpt (pdf)


Written for Alexandre Magnin and the Janacek Quartet, full of dreamy nostalgia. The sonority of the Quintet is more well-balanced, thanks to the use of a second viola instead of a second violin. “There are to be found all human feelings in this Quintet” (A. Magnin).




M.580 : Paremboles (1998)  [11']

for flute, clarinet (B flat), saxophone (soprano in B flat and alto in E flat), viola ad libitum and piano (2 or 4 hands) ad libitum

30 (+2) pages; performing material : 7 (+2) pages – 9 (+2) pages – 6 (+2) pages – 4 (+2) pages


Work which might be performed in 6 different versions, according to the principle of the adding or the retrenchment of one or more voices. From granitic to deep emotion, following compositional forms of the Ars antiqua, but with contemporary harmonies.




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


Presentation, score excerpt and audio excerpts


This septet has been especially written for the formation of the Mittelland Ensemble. Five movements linked together, mixing disquieting, tragic, mysterious or melancholic aspects.



In project :               


Work for voice, flute, viola and harp after haiku texts

Work for solo piccolo

Concerto for flute

Works for solo flute, flute and organ, …



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