This sheet music was created on June 11, 1994, and supervised by Luc Guilloré. It can be performed by mixed voices, small female or children’s choirs and accompanied on the piano. This sheet music is short but incredibly intense. It suggests a deep reflection explained by Patrice Libes: “Thousands of sounds we can’t heat fill the world. If we consciously listen to them from the inside of our innermost being, does not that mean that we actually are a vibration? Does it not mean we can hold for a moment this harmony thanks to which our life is so intense?”
Patrice Libes is a composer and won 1st prizes at Conservatoire de Paris for his writing and orchestrating, studying with Serge Nigg. He teaches notation and harmony in École Nationale de Musique et de Danse de Brive. He conducts choirs of third-year and intensive foundation degree students at the Ensemble Vocal Cantabile in Brive-la-Gaillarde.
Charles Van Lerberghe was born in Gand in 1861, and he passed away in Bouillon, Belgium, in 1907. He was the student of Maurice Maeterlinck and was part from the literary movement La Jeune Belgique. This movement has artistic similarities with Sully Prudhomme and Stéphane Mallarmé. He had a so flowing writing that he was nicknamed “poète au crayon d’or” (the gold pen poet).