This album gathers songs from two commissions, hence the double title. Everyone is free to choose from this repertoire, or to opt for the complete performance of either Portraits of the Past or Heirs of the Future. Each piece has its own orchestration: Cycle 3 orchestra for Portraits of the Past and Cycle 2 and 3 symphony orchestra for Heirs of the Future.
Sally Galet offers us a grandiose historical fresco, a very beautiful project for music schools and conservatories. The choirs can also take it over thanks to the choir and piano version. Each of the 12 pieces can be played separately, either to pay tribute to one of the characters, or to delimit an era or a geographical space, or to respond to a particular theme.
The possibilities are multiple and this work with variable geometry seduces both the performers and the audience.
Portraits du passé
Commissioned by Federation Chante Aquitaine
For children choir upper voices and orchestra (6th-8th years of musical studies)
A collection of ten musical portraits, composed after meetings with classes (8-10 years-old) with pupil's choice of the historical characters.
The introduction (titled "Cover") and the conclusion ("Back cover") associated with a staging (see the proposed text on page 98) will allow the performers to create as they wish a complete performance of the Portraits of the Past, in the form of a live show.
Staging of the choir (choreographic, theatrical, comical...) are proposed for songs 3, 7, 9, 10 and Back Cover.
Duration of this version, with the text: about 55 minutes
1. De Gaulle
2. Marie Curie
3. Helen Keller
4. Leonardo da Vinci
5. Victor Hugo
6. Charlie Chaplin
7. Louis de Funès
8. Christopher Columbus
10. Neil Armstrong
Héritiers du futur
Commissioned by Fédération Française de l'Enseignement Artistique
For children's choir with equal voices and symphony orchestra (cycles 2 and 3)
Ten musical portraits, with two different songs (Anne Franck and Rosa Bonheur instead of Louis de Funès and De Gaulle)
This version proposes a musical sequence without interruption.
Movements for the choir (choreographic, theatrical) are proposed for the songs 1, 3 and 9
Duration: about 40 minutes