I- Corentin Boissier’s Compositions



Opus 1 – L’Enfance de l’Art, Four Pieces for Harp (2005)

11’

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

II- Intermezzo (Andantino grazioso). 2’30

III- Nostalgia (Lento quieto). 2’

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


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

11’


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 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 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- Alice’s Return (Cadenza – Allegretto). 2’

Solo Harp – Solo Cello – Flute – Oboe – Timpani – Celesta – Small string orchestra (or string quintet)

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Op. 4b – Alice in Wonderland, reduction for Harp and Piano (2010/15)

9’


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

6’

Allegro energico

2 Flutes – 2 Oboes – 2 Clarinets in B flat – 2 Bassoons – 2 (or 4) Horns in F – 2 Trumpets – 2 Trombones – Tuba – Timpani – Celesta – 2 Percussionists (Tubular Bells, Cymbals, Tam-tam/Gong)

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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

Solo Piano – 2 Flutes (2 doubl. Piccolo) – 2 Oboes (2 doubl. English Horn) – 2 Clarinets in B flat – 2 Bassoons – 4 Horns in F – 2 Trumpets – 2 Trombones – Tuba – Timpani – 2 Percussionists (Triangle, Cymbals, Tam-tam/Gong) – The Strings


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)


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

Solo Piano – 4 Horns in F – 2 Trumpets – 2 Trombones – Tuba – Timpani – 2 Percussionists (Tubular Bells, Triangle, Cymbals, Tam-tam/Gong, Gunshot) – Harp – The Strings


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

6’

Lento


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’

Adagio cantabile


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

7’

1- Choral : Andante moderato. 1’

2- Variation I : Allegretto. 2’

3- Variation II : Lento con grande espressione. 2’30

4- Variation III : Allegro con moto. 1’30

Dedicated to Maryse Ramette

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

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Opus 12 – Sinfonietta « Ô temps, suspends ton vol ! » (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’

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


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 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 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 disolato

    - premiered by Philippe Hattat (2015)

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n°3 – Double Toccata (2013)

8’

Introduzione in modo di toccata (Lento solenne – Allegretto con brio) – Toccata concertante (Allegro risoluto, poco a poco accelerando – Presto frenetico)

    - premiered by Philippe Hattat (2014)

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

9’


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 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

    - performed by the composer (2015)

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

18’

Moderato (Introduzione) – Allegro affetuoso – Allegretto in modo rustico – Lento – Allegro scherzando – Cadenza per violino – Tempo di valsa (Grazioso) – Cadenza per viola – Andantino con tenerezza – Cadenza per violoncello – Tempo di marcia funebre (Lento e dramatico, con dolore) – Allegro con brio – Con fuoco – Cadenza per pianoforte (Appassionato) – Allegro affetuoso – Allegretto con moto – Maestoso


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

8’

Allegro tumultuoso – Allegro con brio – Tempo primo – Lento e dramatico – Subito agitato (l’istesso tempo) – Majestoso ed entusiastico


Opus 21 – Sonata for Cello and Piano (2017)

26’

I- Lento grave – Allegro non troppo. 11’30

II- Scherzo : Presto con brio. 8’

III- Recitativo – Allegro moderato ma risoluto. 6’30

- 1st movement premiered by Eric Tinkerhess and Corentin Boissier (2017)


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

26’




II- Corentin Boissier’s Orchestrations



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



III- Corentin Boissier’s Arrangements



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



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

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



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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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.



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