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(catalogue from August 31st, 2015)






M.669 : Inventio (2008)  [2'30]

for 2 oboes, or 2 oboes d’amore, or 2 english horns, or 2 heckelphones

2 (+2) pages


Can also be interpreted by an oboe and an oboe d’amore, or an oboe d’amore and an english horn, in playing the written notes : the intervals are thus different, but the musical result remains coherent. The work is very contrapuntal and full of imitations, both voices having the same importance.




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

for oboe, english horn 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.



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