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Manuel Coley arranged traditional songs ...

Manuel Coley arranged traditional songs ...

These seven traditional songs were arrangedby Manuel Coley and transformed into a three-part mixed version. He reallyrealized an incredible proofreading and modernization work for this musicalgenre. Not only had he harmonized, but he also added body percussion to voices.He also cleverly used the bourdons specific to his music, and he firmlysuggests a contemporary reading of these songs.

(They are also available for SATB ref.A121901087)

Created On  19 Mar 2019 13:10  -  Permalink

A Princess story ...

A Princess story  ...

This is a musical tale based on Hans
Christian Andersen’s story.
The Prince would not like to marry anybody;
he wants to marry a true princess. A young woman comes to the castle on a
stormy evening; she’s covered in mud and soaked to the skin. As the Queen wants
to know if she is a true princess, she sets a trick up which consists on hiding
a pea under the bed of the Princess, because only a true princess is delicate enough
to feel it!
This tale is intended for 4-to-8-year old
children, as well as the other tales Nicole Berne set to music. The Princess
and the Pea can be either performed in concert version, in theatrical version
with children, or with puppets. Each song is preceded by a short instrumental
introduction so the piano accompaniment can be performed both in live or being previously

The Princess and the Pea – CD

The additional CD is essential for Nicole
Berne’s musical tale. It is performed by Éclats, Toulouse’s children choir
conducted by François Terrieux.
The CD includes a complete performance, a
melodic piano and instruments for a miming performance, and orchestra for a
miming performance.

Created On  12 Mar 2019 13:10  -  Permalink

Feel the soft touch of the eternity, for just a moment…

Feel the soft touch of the eternity, for just a moment…

The Haïkus of Paul Claudel have been set to music by Anne Mantaux. They are a very gate open to experience the intense feeling of nature, world and human experience.
Time is loosing and both voices and words are echoing the indescribable.

Created On  5 Mar 2019 13:10  -  Permalink

An exciting journey

An exciting journey

« Sur les traces de Marco Polo » was a regional program project of Action Culturelle de l'Education Nationale (Cultural act from tje Department of Education). It took place in Lot et Garonne during 2014-2015 school year.
Sally Galet was a great part of this project. She wrote parts of the choir, played the music for the instrumental part and helped for preparing children.
Sally Galet also created a musical tale ordered bu the Opéra National de Bordeaux for the secund edition of 
« Chœur d’Orchestres »festival  (february 2018).
There are two ways of singing her songs, unison or 2 equal voices completed by some 2-voiced parts and a canon of 6-voiced percussions. Some freestyle parts are included in the sixth scene and a solo sung by a child in the tenth one.
Chorus singers have to perform a physical part during three scenes. The objective is to portray 12 musical scenes all connected by the plot, the Oriental theme and Venice music by the mean of orchestration and different musical styles of which is composed  « Sur les traces de Marco Polo ».

Created On  26 Feb 2019 13:10  -  Permalink

To discover urgently

To discover urgently

This serie of unaccompanied vocal music short
pieces is intended for middle school students. It’s based on 9 paintings
exhibited in the Musée d’arts de Nantes’s renovated galleries.
The aim is to draw closer to famous painters
but also to develop a choir melody from those prestigious paintings, based on
some well-known movements such as popular music, minimalist music, passacaglia,
vocal play, musical design and even a little bit of improvisation.
Those opuses have exclusively been written for
unaccompanied vocal music, so young singers can experiment the pleasure of
shaping and precising their own choir music at the same time as discovering
harmony’s benefits. This would not go without some cheekiness.
However, if the choir isn’t sure, if desks are
inclined, if voices aren’t so in tune, then some instruments should be included
but be careful to their range and various stylistic accounts you get.
So, it can be suggested that: bowed stringed
instruments better suit to "Le Vielleur”, some sonorous brass better suit for "Charlotte
Corday”, low octaves (as D-A in stubborn cadenza) slowly played on a piano
better suit for "Naufrage du trois-mâts ‘L’Emily’”, three contrary collection
instruments can be played for each line of "Les cribleuses de blé”, then
playing bass can represent the punctuate rhythm and alto’s bourdon in "Diane”,
why not, and finally a little bit of fairground organ may be played on "Les
grandes plages de Biarritz” just like a wink.
Some percussionist can come and improvise on
repetitive cells in "Soto”, and then all instrumentalists of each category can
mix to amplify graphics, a tribute to Kandinsky.
The choirmaster is free to choose the order of
pictures. However, stylistic changes have to be taken into consideration.

Created On  19 Feb 2019 13:10  -  Permalink

Mozart de retour à Lyon

Mozart de retour à Lyon

Do you remember Mozart's visit to Lyon?  Well, MOZART is BACK TO LYON !

MOZART A LYON offered a perfect opportunity to  celebrate Lyon's gastronomy. 
Therefore, the first movement of MOZART DE RETOUR A LYON, must propose activities requiring little effort perfectly adapted to the state of those who would have just benefited without sufficient moderation.
First Menuet underlines the contrast between chilhood ant youth of Mozart, when he has been projected on front of stage by his father, and it's mature when he needed less this benevolent support.
The second menuet reflect the original version of Petite Musique de Nuit which included an othe menuet just after inital Allegro.
Third movement is a modification in menuet form (three-beat rythm) of Non più andrai from Noces de Figaro, witch rythm is four-beats.
Created On  12 Feb 2019 13:10  -  Permalink