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Tombeau de Clémence Isaure

Tombeau de Clémence Isaure

(Code: A110410053)

When Rolandas Muleika, director of the choir IsdaTus commissioned me this piece, I wanted to transcribe by harmony and melody the moods and scents of “la ville rose” [surname of the city of Toulouse, south of France].(Christopher Gibert)
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Discover Le Tombeau de Clémence Isaure harmonized by Christopher Gibert:

When Rolandas Muleika, conductor of the IsdaTus choir, commissioned me to write this piece, I wanted to transcribe through harmony and melody the atmospheres and scents of the pink city.
Starting from the translation of an Occitan poem from the Académie des Jeux Floraux de Toulouse (14th century?), the idea of a harmony rich in colour immediately imposed itself, like an echo to the rays of sparkling suns that flood the city when spring awakens.
This "tomb" of Clémence Isaure, the city's first female poetess, is therefore a tribute to the letters and heritage that make up the richness of this place, between mountains and seas; a place nestling along the Garonne where it is good to live and contemplate".
(Christopher GIBERT)

About Christopher Gibert :

After having studied organ, piano, analysis and writing at the Conservatories of Toulouse and Boulogne-Billancourt, Christopher Gibert obtained two First Prizes with honours in choral conducting and musical analysis.
In 2013 he founded the Dulci Jubilo Chamber Choir in Toulouse and in 2016 the baroque ensemble La Pellegrina. With these ensembles, he has conducted numerous productions on a national scale.

Duration: about 6 minutes