I- Corentin Boissier’s Compositions



Opus 26 – Sonata for Flute and Piano (2018) - 15’

I- Introduzione ed Allegro (Lento assai – Allegro ma non tanto). 4’

II- Fantasia notturna (Andante largamente). 6’

III- Rondo scherzoso (Moderato ma con moto – Presto giocoso e con spirito). 5’


Opus 25 – Don Juan Serenade, for Guitar (2018) - 12’

I- In Search of a Face. 2’

II- Gallant Air. 1’30

III- Billet-doux. 1’

IV- The Rendez-vous. 1’30

V- Seduction. 1’30

VI- Farewells. 2’

VII- Tomorrow is a New Face. 2’


Opus 24 – Trio for Violin, Cello and Piano (2018) - 24’

I- Largo. 10’

II- Andantino quasi allegretto. 4’30

III- Allegro energico. 9’30


Opus 23 – Beethovenian Postscript, Variations for String Quartet (2018) - 9’

Tema : Andante maestoso. 0’30

Variazione I : Poco allegretto. 1’30

Variazione II : Non troppo allegro. 1’30

Variazione III : Con moto (fugato). 1’

Variazione IV : Vivace scherzando. 0’30

Variazione V : Adagio espressivo. 2’

Variazione VI (Finale) : Allegro con brio. 2’

- abridged version premiered at the CNSM of Paris (2018)

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Opus 22 – Fairy Dance Suite, for Orchestra (2009/17) - 16’

I- Czardas : Allegretto energico. 3’

II- Minuet : Andantino piacevole. 2’30

III- Chinese Dance : Moderato con moto. 3’30

IV- Saltarello : Allegretto grazioso. 3’30

V- Waltz : Andante affettuoso. 3’30

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Opus 21 – Sonata for Cello and Piano (2017) - 26’

I- Lento grave – Allegro non troppo. 11’40

II- Scherzo : Presto con brio. 8’40

III- Recitativo – Allegro moderato ma risoluto. 5’40

Dedicated to Eric Tinkerhess

- premiered by Eric Tinkerhess and Corentin Boissier (2017)

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Op. 21b – Sonata for Violin and Piano (2017) [transcription of the above] - 26’


Opus 20 – Passionately Yours, Concert-Etude for Two Pianos (2012/16) - 8’


Opus 19 – Piano Quartet in One Movement, for Violin, Viola, Cello and Piano (2016) - 18’


Opus 18 – Josquiniana, Triptych for 5-part Choir a cappella, in hommage to Josquin des Prez (2016) - 7’

I- Recordare. 3’

II- Audivit ipse. 2’

III- Exaltata est. 2’

Ad minima : 1 Soprano, 1 Alto, 2 Tenors, 1 Bass


Opus 17 – Piano Sonata No. 2 « Sonata Appassionata » (2015) - 25’

I- Allegro impetuoso (quasi una fantasia). 13’

II- Intermezzo : Andante espressivo. 4’30

III- Finale : Allegro appassionato. 7’30

Dedicated to Maryse Ramette

- premiered by Célia Oneto Bensaid at the Salle Cortot (Paris) on February 8, 2018

- recorded in studio by Célia Oneto Bensaid (2018)

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Opus 16a – Aria of Past Times, version for solo Piano (2015) - 4’30

- performed by the composer (2015)

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Op. 16b – Aria of Past Times, version for Instrument (Trumpet or Violin or Clarinet or English Horn or Harmonica) and Piano

- version for harmonica and piano premiered by Claude Saubestre and Corentin Boissier (2016)

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Op. 16c – Aria of Past Times, version for Cello (or Baritone vocalise or Bassoon) and Piano

- version for baritone vocalise and piano premiered by Aurélien Gasse and Corentin Boissier (2015)

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- version for cello and piano premiered by Eric Tinkerhess and Corentin Boissier (2017)

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Op. 16d – Aria of Past Times, version in F for Soprano vocalise and Piano

- premiered by Sayuri Araida and Corentin Boissier (2015)

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Opus 15 – Dramatic Trilogy, for Piano (2013-15) [each piece can be performed separately] - 25’

n°1 – Pandora’s Box (2014) - 9’

Allegro tempestuoso – Lento doloroso

- performed by the composer (2015)

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n°2 – Solitude (2015) - 8’

Moderato ma non troppo (con rubato) – Agitato, con follia – Maestoso dramatico – Lento desolato

- premiered by Philippe Hattat (2015)

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n°3 – Double Toccata (2013) - 8’

Introduzione in modo di toccata – Toccata concertante

- premiered by Philippe Hattat (2014)

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Op. 15b – Double Toccata, version for Organ (2013) - 9’


Opus 14 – Around the World in 80 Minutes, 24 Preludes to Travel for Piano (2014) - 80’

1- Bulgarian Heights. 4’

2- Paris Fleur Bleue. 3’

3- Hollywood Black and White. 3’30

4- Wiener Kaffeehaus Walzer. 3’30

5- Caravan of Sahara. 3’30

6- Good Old Russia. 4’

7- Serenata Brasileira. 2’

8- Midnight on the Fifth Avenue. 4’

9- Ballade of the Irish Wind. 3’

10- Starlit Andalucia. 4’30

11- The Little Match Girl of Copenhagen. 3’30

12- Stamp from China. 2’30

13- Warsaw Forever. 4’30

14- Mexican Lullaby. 3’

15- The Soviet Stakhanov at Work. 3’30

16- From Diaspora to Kibbutz. 3’

17- Louisiana Katrina Blues. 3’

18- Pampa Tango. 3’30

19- Canzonetta di Venezia. 3’

20- Geisha of Kyoto. 4’

21- Spirit of Hungary. 2’30

22- Chicago Jazzy Rag. 1’30

23- Buckingham Pomp and Pub. 4’30

24- Romance at Lilliput. 2’30

- Nos. 13, 22 & 10 premiered by Philippe Hattat (2015)

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- No. 3 premiered by Victor Hugo Morales (2015)

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Op. 14b – Romance at Lilliput, version for Celesta (2014) [transcription of the last of the 24 Preludes to Travel] - 2’30

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Opus 13 – Romantic Young Ladies, Three Pieces for Piano (2012/14) - 10’

I- La Dame aux camélias (Nocturne). 3’30

II- Delphine de Girardin (Melancholic Waltz). 3’30

III- Marie d’Agoult (Intermezzo). 3’

Dedicated to Annarita Santagada

- 1st piece premiered by Yun-Yang Lee (2013)

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- complete work premiered by Annarita Santagada (2015)

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Opus 12 – Spring Sinfonietta (2014) - 13’

I- Allegro vivace e giocoso – attacca. 4’

II- Poco andante (doppio meno mosso) – attacca. 2’30

III- Presto con spirito (scherzando) – attacca. 3’30

IV- Molto vivace, con brio. 3’

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Opus 11 – Partita in E minor (Homage to J.-S. Bach) for Organ (2014) - 7’

Choral : Andante moderato. 1’

Variation I : Allegretto. 2’

Variation II : Lento con grande espressione. 2’30

Variation III : Allegro con moto. 1’30

Dedicated to Maryse Ramette

- premiered by Samuel Liégeon (2014, CRR of Paris)

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Opus 10a – From Midnight to Dawn, Ballade for Alto Saxophone (or Clarinet in B-flat), String Orchestra and Harp (2014; orch. 2016) - 9’

Andante languido e dolce – Allegretto ma non troppo


Op. 10b – From Midnight to Dawn, Ballade for Alto Saxophone (or Clarinet in B-flat) and Piano (2014) [transcription of the above] - 9’

- version for alto saxophone and piano premiered by Marc Sieffert and Christine Marchais (2014)

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- version for clarinet and piano premiered by Benjamin Fryde and Corentin Boissier (2015)

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Opus 9 – Piano Sonata No. 1 « Sonata Romantica » (2013) - 21’

I- Allegro con moto – attacca. 8’

II- Romance : Adagio cantabile – attacca. 6’

III- Tarantella : Vivace energico e con spirito. 7’

- by Loïg Delanoy (2014)

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- by Philippe Hattat (2014)

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Op. 9b – Romance in A major, for Piano (2013) [stand-alone slow movement of the Sonata Romantica] - 6’


Opus 8 – Philip Marlowe Piano Concerto, for Piano, Brass, Percussion, Harp and Strings (2013; rev. 2015) - 25’

I- Allegro dramatico – Molto agitato – Poco andante – Tempo primo – attacca. 8’30

II- Lento – Cadenza (Passacaglia) – Andante quasi maestoso – attacca. 9’

III- Allegro feroce – Allegro energico, tempo di toccata. 7’30

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Op. 8b – Philip Marlowe Passacaglia, for solo Piano (2013) [after the Philip Marlowe Piano Concerto] - 6’


Opus 7a – Glamour Concerto, version for Piano and Symphony Orchestra (2012; orch. 2016) - 30’

I- Glamour appassionato (Allegro). 11’30

II- Manhattan Waltz-Romance (Moderato, tempo di valsa). 9’

III- Spanish Lovers in Brooklyn (Andante – Allegro all’ espagnola). 9’30

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Op. 7b – Glamour Concerto, version for solo Piano (2012) - 27’

- performed by the composer (2013)

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- 1st movement premiered by Thierry Châtelain (2013)

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- complete work premiered by Minna Re Shin (2016)

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Opus 6 – Go to New York, Overture for Wind Ensemble (2011) - 6’

Allegro energico

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Opus 5 – Divertimento, for Harpsichord, Flute, Clarinet and Bassoon (2010) - 16’

I- Fantasia : Allegretto capriccioso. 6’

II- Minuetto : Andantino grazioso. 5’

III- Ballata : Allegretto con moto. 5’

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Op. 5b – Impromptu, for solo Harpsichord (2010) [after the first movement of the Divertimento] - 3’30


Opus 4 – Alice in Wonderland, Concertino for Harp and Chamber Orchestra (2010) - 9’

I- The White Rabbit’s Race (Pesante – Scherzando). 2’30

II- The Cheshire Cat (Lento). 4’

III- The Return of Alice (Cadenza – Allegretto). 2’

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Op. 4b – Alice in Wonderland, version for Harp, Flute, Cello and Piano (2010/18) - 9’


Op. 4c – Alice in Wonderland, reduction for Harp and Piano (2010/15) - 9’


Opus 3 – The Brothers Karamazov, Concerto for Piano without orchestra (2007) - 32’

I- Dmitri Karamazov (Allegro vigoroso). 9’30

II- Alexei Karamazov (Andante religioso). 12’30

III- Ivan Karamazov (Presto-Vivace con fuoco – Epilogo : Lento funebre). 10’

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Opus 2 – Two Sonatinas, for Piano (2006/07) [each sonatina can be performed separately]

n°1 – The Kitten’s Touch, Little Sonatina for Young Pianists (2007) - 3’30

I- Allegretto capriccioso e con spirito. 1’30

II- Andantino grazioso – Più lento e tranquillo. 1’

III- Allegretto con moto. 1’

n°2 – Sonatina No. 2, for Piano (or Harpsichord) (2006) - 6’

I- Allegretto giocoso. 2’

II- Andantino con nonchalance. 2’30

III- Allegretto risoluto. 1’30


Opus 1 – L’Enfance de l’Art, Four Pieces for Harp (2005; rev. 2015) - 11’

I- Lady of the Lake (Andantino grazioso). 2’30

II- Nostalgia (Lento quieto). 2’

III- Every Life has its Melody (Adagio cantabile). 2’30

IV- A Sea Poem (Andante un poco mosso). 4’

- premiered by Pauline Amar (2018)

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Op. 1b – L’Enfance de l’Art, Four Pieces for Piano (2005; rev. 2015) [transcription of the above] - 11’



II- Corentin Boissier’s Orchestrations



Albert Roussel: Allegro con spirito, 3rd of the Three Pieces for Piano, op. 49 (1933) – for Symphony Orchestra (2016)

Two Scorings:

For "Large" symphony orchestra: Piccolo – 2 Flutes – 2 Oboes – English Horn – 2 Clarinets in B flat – Bass Clarinet – 2 Bassoons – Contrabassoon – 4 Horns in F – 4 Trumpets – 3 Trombones – Tuba – Timpani – 3 Percussionists (Triangle, Cymbals, Tambourine, Glockenspiel) – 2 Harps – Celesta – The Strings

For "Small" symphony orchestra: 2 Flutes – 2 Oboes (2 doubl. English Horn) – 2 Clarinets in B flat – 2 Bassoons – 2 Horns in F – 2 Trumpets – 2 Trombones – Tuba – Timpani – 2 Percussionists (Cymbals, Tambourine, Glockenspiel) – 1 Harp – Celesta – The Strings


Frank Bridge: A Fairy Tale, Suite for Piano in four movements, H. 128 [The Princess; The Ogre; The Spell; The Prince] (1917) – for Symphony Orchestra (2016)

2 Flutes (2 doubl. Piccolo) – 2 Oboes (2 doubl. English Horn) – 2 Clarinets in B flat (2 doubl. Bass Clarinet) – 2 Bassoons (2 doubl. Contrabassoon) – 2 Horns in F – 2 Trumpets – Timpani – 2 Percussionists (Triangle, Cymbals, Glockenspiel, Medium Drum, Bass Drum) – Harp – Celesta – The Strings

Conductor: Pierre-Michel Durand

Live performance, 2016 (n°4 "The Prince" only)

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Alfredo Casella: In Modo Rustico (Homage to G. F. Malipiero), last of the Nine Pieces for Piano, op. 24 (1915) – for Large Concert Band (2015)

Piccolo – 2 Flutes – 2 Oboes (2 doubl. English Horn) – 2 Bassoons – Little Clarinet in E-flat – 11 Clarinets in B-flat – Bass Clarinet – 2 Alto Saxophones – 2 Tenor Saxophones – 1 Baritone Saxophone – 4 Horns in F – 5 Trumpets – 2 Trombones – Bass Trombone – 4 Euphoniums – 2 Tubas – 1 Stringed Double Bass – Timpani – 3 Percussionists (Xylophone, Vibraphone, Glockenspiel, Cymbals, Snare Drum, Medium Drum, Bass Drum)

Also alternative scoring with only 1 Bassoon and 3 Horns.

Orchestre d’Harmonie des Gardiens de la Paix

Conductor: Gildas Harnois

Played in concert, 2016

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Béla Bartók: First Rondo on Slovak Folk Tunes for Piano (1916) – for Symphony Orchestra (2015; rev. 2017)

2 Flutes – 2 Oboes – 2 Clarinets in B flat – 2 Bassoons – 2 Horns in F – 2 Trumpets – 2 Trombones – Tuba – Timpani – 2 Percussionists (Triangle, Cymbals) – Harp – The Strings


Jean Cras: L’Offrande lyrique for Soprano and Piano (1920) [n°1 "Cueille cette frêle fleur"; n°2 "Si tu ne parles pas"] – for Soprano and Ensemble of 12 instruments (2015)

Wind Quintet (Flute, Oboe, Clarinet in B flat, Bassoon, Horn in F) – String Quintet (2 Violins, Viola, Cello, Double Bass) – 1 Percussionist (Timpani, Triangle, Cymbals, Glockenspiel, Vibraphone) – 1 Harp

Soprano: Sayuri Araida

Conductor: Marinu Leccia

Live performance, 2015

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Claude Debussy: Passepied from the Suite Bergamasque for Piano (1905) – for Symphony Orchestra (2015)

2 Flutes – 2 Oboes – 2 Clarinets in B flat – 2 Bassoons – 2 Horns in F – 2 Trumpets – Timpani – 1 Percussionist (Triangle, Cymbals, Glockenspiel) – Harp – The Strings

Conductor: Xavier Delette

Played in concert, 2015

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Francis Poulenc: Humoresque for piano (1935) – for Wind Ensemble (2014)

2 Flutes – 2 Oboes – 2 Clarinets in B flat – 2 Bassoons – 2 Horns in F – 2 Trumpets – 2 Trombones – Tuba – Timpani – 1 Percussionist (Xylophone, Cymbals, Triangle, Snare Drum) – Harp – 1 Stringed Double Bass

Conductor: Philippe Ferro

Live performance, 2015

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III- Corentin Boissier’s Arrangements



Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov: Scheherazade, symphonic suite (1888), Second Movement « The Tale of the Kalandar Prince » – for Ensemble of 13 instruments (2017)

Flute – Clarinet in B flat – Harp – 3 Violins I – 2 Violins II – 2 Violas – 2 Cellos – Double Bass

Played in concert during the Festival « Musique de Chambre à Giverny » at the Mairie de Vernon on August 18, 2017


Duke Ellington & Juan Tizol: Caravan (1936) – for Brass Quintet (2016)

2 Trumpets – Horn in F – Trombone – Tuba

Local Brass Quintet

Played in concert, 24 January 2017

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Georges Bizet: Entr’acte from Carmen (1875) – for Woodwind Quintet (2016)

Flute – Oboe – Clarinet in B flat – Horn in F – Bassoon


Gabriel Fauré: Salve Regina for Medium Voice and Organ, op. 67 n°1 (1895) – for Medium Voice and String Quartet (or String Orchestra) (2013)




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