© 2019 by Corentin Boissier.

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SYMPHONIC

CONCERTOS

CHAMBER MUSIC

SOLO PIANO

INSTRUMENTAL

VOCAL & CHORAL

ORCHESTRATIONS

ARRANGEMENTS

SYMPHONIC

Go to New York, Overture, op. 7 (2011)

   6’

Wind Ensemble: 2.2.2.2/4.2.2.1/Timp/2Perc/Celesta

Allegro energico

Spring Sinfonietta, op. 15 (2014)

   13’

Symphony Orchestra: 2.2.2.2/2.2.2.1/Timp/1Perc/Strings

I- Allegro vivace e giocoso – attacca

II- Poco andante (doppio meno mosso) – attacca

III- Presto con spirito (scherzando) – attacca

IV- Molto vivace, con brio

Fairy Dance Suite, op. 25 (2009/2017)

   16’

Symphony Orchestra: 2[II+Picc].2.2.2/2.2.0.0/Timp/2Perc/Harp/Celesta/Strings

I- Czardas : Allegretto energico

II- Minuet : Andantino piacevole

III- Chinese Dance : Moderato con moto

IV- Saltarello : Allegretto grazioso

V- Waltz : Andante affettuoso

CONCERTOS

Alice in Wonderland, Concertino for Harp and Chamber orchestra, op. 5 (2010)

   10’

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

II- The Cheshire Cat (Andantino)

III- The Return of Alice (Cadenza – Allegretto)

Solo Harp and Chamber Orchestra: 1.1.0.0/0.0.0.0/Timp/Celesta/Solo Cello/Strings

Glamour Concerto, for Piano and orchestra, op. 9 (2012; orch. 2016)

   25’

I- Glamour appassionato (Allegro)

II- Manhattan Waltz-Romance (Moderato, tempo di Valse Boston)

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

Solo Piano and Symphony Orchestra: 2[II+Picc].2[II+CA].2.2/4.2.2.1/Timp/2Perc/Strings

Recorded by Valentina Seferinova and the Ukrainian Festival Orchestra conducted by John McLaughlin Williams (Lviv Organ Hall, February 2019)

Philip Marlowe Concerto, for Piano and orchestra, op. 10 (2013; rev. 2018)

   20’

I- Allegro dramatico – attacca

II- Lento (Passacaglia) – attacca

III- Allegro feroce, tempo di toccata

Solo Piano and Symphony Orchestra: 0.0.0.0/4.2.2.1/Timp/2Perc/Harp/Strings

Recorded by Valentina Seferinova and the Ukrainian Festival Orchestra conducted by John McLaughlin Williams (Lviv Organ Hall, March 2019)

From Midnight to Dawn, Ballade for Alto Saxophone (or Clarinet in B-flat), string orchestra and Harp, op. 13 (2014; orch. 2016)

   9’

Andante languido e dolce – Allegretto ma non troppo

Concerto for Flute and orchestra, op. 28 (2018)

   18’

Solo Flute and Symphony Orchestra: 2.2[II+CA].2.2/2.2.0.0/Timp/2Perc/Harp/Strings

I- Introduzione ed Allegro

II- Fantasia notturna

III- Rondo scherzoso

CHAMBER MUSIC

Alice in Wonderland, chamber version for Harp, Flute, Cello and Piano, op. 5b (2010/2018)

   10’

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

II- The Cheshire Cat (Andantino)

III- The Return of Alice (Cadenza – Allegretto)

Alice in Wonderland, reduction for Harp and Piano, op. 5c (2010/2015)

   10’

Divertimento, for Harpsichord, Flute, Clarinet and Bassoon, op. 6 (2011)

   16’

I- Fantasia : Allegretto capriccioso

II- Minuetto : Andantino grazioso

III- Ballata : Allegretto con moto

Passionately Yours, Concert-Etude for Two Pianos, op. 8 (2012; rev. 2016)

   8’

Allegro tumultuoso

From Midnight to Dawn, Ballade for Alto Saxophone (or Clarinet in B-flat) and Piano, op. 13b (2014)

   9’

Andante languido e dolce – Allegretto ma non troppo

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

Version for clarinet and piano recorded by Benjamin Fryde and Corentin Boissier (2015)

Aria of Past Times, for Instrument and Piano, op. 20b (2015)

   4’30

Version for harmonica and piano recorded by Claude Saubestre and Corentin Boissier (2016)

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

Version for flute and piano recorded by Iris Daverio and Corentin Boissier (2018)

Piano Quartet in One Movement, for Violin, Viola, Cello & Piano, op. 23 (2016)

   18’

Sonata for Cello and Piano, op. 24 (2017)

   26’

I- Lento grave – Allegro non troppo

II- Scherzo : Presto con brio

III- Recitativo – Allegro moderato ma risoluto

   Dedicated to Eric Tinkerhess

Recorded by Eric Tinkerhess and Corentin Boissier (2017)

Premiered on August 12, 2019 by Joan Palet and Nicolas Licciardi at the Église St Vincent of La Llagonne

Sonata for Violin and Piano, op. 24b (2017)

   26’

I- Lento grave – Allegro non troppo

II- Scherzo : Presto con brio

III- Recitativo – Allegro moderato ma risoluto

Beethovenian Postscript, Variations for string quartet, op. 26 (2018)

   9’

Abridged version performed at the CNSM of Paris (2018)

Trio for Violin, Cello and Piano, op. 27 (2018)

   24’

I- Largo

II- Andantino quasi allegretto

III- Allegro energico

Sonata for Flute and Piano, op. 28b (2018)

   17’

I- Introduzione ed Allegro

II- Fantasia notturna

III- Rondo scherzoso

Fantasy-Sonata (Homage to Brahms), for Two Pianos, op. 29 (2019)

   11’

Premiered by Kaoli Ono and Gaspard Thomas (2019, CNSM of Paris)

SOLO PIANO

 

L’Enfance de l’Art, Four Pieces, op. 1b (2005; rev. 2015)

   11’

I- Lady of the Lake (Andantino grazioso)

II- Nostalgia (Lento quieto)

III- Every Life has its Melody (Adagio cantabile)

IV- A Sea Poem (Andante un poco mosso)

Two Sonatinas for Young Pianists, op. 2 (2007) [each sonatina can be performed separately]

• Sonatina No. 1 "The Kitten’s Touch"

   3’30

I- Allegretto capriccioso e con spirito

II- Andantino grazioso – Più lento e tranquillo

III- Allegretto con moto

• Sonatina No. 2 (for Piano or Harpsichord)

   6’

I- Allegretto giocoso

II- Andantino con nonchalance

III- Allegretto risoluto

The Brothers Karamazov, Concerto for Piano without orchestra, op. 3 (2007; rev. 2013)

   30’

I- Dmitri Karamazov (Allegro vigoroso)

II- Alexei Karamazov (Andante religioso)

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

Glamour Concerto, op. 9b (2012)

   25’

I- Glamour appassionato (Allegro)

II- Manhattan Waltz-Romance (Moderato, tempo di Valse Boston)

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

Recorded by the composer (2013)

1st movement premiered by Thierry Châtelain (2013)

Complete work premiered by Minna Re Shin (2016)

Philip Marlowe Passacaglia, op. 10b (2013) [after the 2nd movement of the Philip Marlowe Piano Concerto]

   6’

Sonata No. 1 "Romantica", op. 11 (2013) - 21’

I- Allegro con moto – attacca

II- Romance : Adagio cantabile – attacca

III- Tarantella : Vivace energico e con spirito

Recorded by Loïg Delanoy (2014)

Recorded by Philippe Hattat (2014)

Romance in A major, op. 11b (2013) [stand-alone slow movement of the Sonata Romantica]

   6’

Double Toccata, op. 12 (2013)

   8’

Recorded by Philippe Hattat (2014)

Romantic Young Ladies, Three Pieces, op. 16 (2014)

   10’

I- La Dame aux camélias (Nocturne)

II- Delphine de Girardin (Melancholic Waltz)

III- Marie d’Agoult (Intermezzo)

   Dedicated to Annarita Santagada

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

Complete work recorded by Annarita Santagada (2015)

Pandora’s Box, Concert Piece, op. 17 (2014)

   9’

Allegro tempestuoso – Lento doloroso

Recorded by the composer (2015)

Around the World in 80 Minutes, 24 Preludes to Travel, op. 18 (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

Preludes Nos. 13, 22 & 10 recorded by Philippe Hattat (2015)

Prelude No. 3 recorded by Victor Hugo Morales (2015)

Prelude No. 2 recorded by Anna Sutyagina (2019)

Solitude, op. 19 (2015)

   8’

Recorded by Philippe Hattat (2015)

Aria of Past Times, op. 20 (2015)

   4’30

Recorded by the composer (2015)

Sonata No. 2 "Appassionata", op. 21 (2015)

   24’

I- Allegro impetuoso (quasi una fantasia)

II- Intermezzo : Andante espressivo

III- Finale : Allegro appassionato

   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)

Recorded in studio by Valentina Seferinova (2019)

INSTRUMENTAL

 

L’Enfance de l’Art, Four Pieces for Harp, op. 1 (2005; rev. 2015)

   11’

I- Lady of the Lake (Andantino grazioso)

II- Nostalgia (Lento quieto)

III- Every Life has its Melody (Adagio cantabile)

IV- A Sea Poem (Andante un poco mosso)

Recorded by Pauline Amar (2018)

Don Juan Serenade, suite for Guitar, op. 4 (2009; rev. 2018)

   13’

I- In Search of a Face

II- Gallant Air

III- Billet-doux

IV- The Rendez-vous

V- Seduction

VI- Farewells

VII- Tomorrow is a New Face

Premiered by Gabrielle Rubio at the Église St Vincent of La Llagonne on August 12, 2019

Impromptu, for Harpsichord, op. 6b (2011) [after the first movement of the Divertimento]

   3’30

 

Double Toccata, for Organ, op. 12b (2013)

   9’

Partita (Homage to J.-S. Bach), for Organ, op. 14 (2014)

   7’

   Dedicated to Maryse Ramette

Premiered by Samuel Liégeon (2014, CRR of Paris)

Romance at Lilliput, for Celesta, op. 18b (2014) [transcription of the last of the 24 Preludes to Travel for piano]

   2’30

VOCAL & CHORAL

Aria of Past Times, for Vocalise and Piano, op. 20c (2015)

   4’30

Version for soprano vocalise and piano recorded by Sayuri Araida and Corentin Boissier (2015)

Version for baritone volcalise and piano recorded by Aurélien Gasse and Corentin Boissier (2016)

Josquiniana, Triptych for 5-part choir a cappella, in hommage to Josquin des Prez, op. 22 (2016)

   7’

I- Recordare

II- Audivit ipse

III- Exaltata est

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

ORCHESTRATIONS

Francis Poulenc: Humoresque for Piano (1935)

   2’

for Wind Ensemble (2014): 2.2.2.2/2.2.2.1/Timp/1Perc/Harp/1 Stringed Double Bass

Live performance, 2015

Conductor: Philippe Ferro

Claude Debussy: Passepied from the Suite Bergamasque for Piano (1905)

   4’

for Symphony Orchestra (2015): 2.2.2.2/2.2.0.0/Timp/1Perc/Harp/Strings

Played in concert, 2015

Conductor: Xavier Delette

Jean Cras: L’Offrande lyrique, for Soprano and Piano (1920) [No. 1 "Cueille cette frêle fleur"; No. 2 "Si tu ne parles pas"]

   6’

   for Soprano and Ensemble of 12 instruments (2015): Wind Quintet (Fl, Ob, Cl, Bn, Horn) – String Quintet (2.1.1.1) – 1 Percussionist (Timpani, Triangle, Cymbals, Glockenspiel, Vibraphone) – 1 Harp

Live performance, 2015

Soprano: Sayuri Araida

Conductor: Marinu Leccia

Béla Bartók: First Rondo on Slovak Folk Tunes, for Piano (1916)

   3’30

for Symphony Orchestra (2015; rev. 2017): 2.2.2.2/2.2.2.1/Timp/2Perc/Harp/Strings

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

   4’

for Large Concert Band (2015): 2&Picc.2[II+CA].12[Little Cl]&Bass Cl.2/5Sax[2 Alt, 2 Ten, 1 Bar]/4.5.2&Bass Tbn.2/4 Euph/Timp/3Perc/1 Stringed Double Bass

Also alternative scoring with only 1 Bassoon and 3 Horns.

Played in concert, 2016

Orchestre d’Harmonie des Gardiens de la Paix

Conductor: Gildas Harnois

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

   12

for Symphony Orchestra (2016): 2[II+Picc].2[II+CA].2[II+Bass Cl].2[II+Cbn]/2.2.0.0/Timp/2Perc/Harp/Celesta/Strings

Live performance, 2016 (No. 4 "The Prince" only)

Conductor: Pierre-Michel Durand

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

   4’30

for Symphony Orchestra (2016)

Two Scorings:

"Large" Symphony Orchestra: 2&Picc.2&CA.2&Bass Cl.2&Cbn/4.4.3.1/Timp/3Perc/2Harp/Celesta/Strings

"Small" Symphony Orchestra: 2.2[II+CA].2.2/2.2.2.1/Timp/2Perc/Harp/Celesta/Strings

Sergei Prokofiev: Four Various Short Pieces, for Piano (1916) [Allegro moderato from Sonatina No. 1, op. 54; March from Ten Pieces, op. 12; Arpa from Visions fugitives, op. 22; Rigaudon from Ten Pieces, op. 12]

   10’

for Symphony Orchestra (2019): 2[II+Picc].2[II+CA].2[II+Bass Cl].2[II+Cbn]/2.2.0.0/Timp/2Perc/Harp/Celesta/Strings

Live performance, 2019 ("Sonatina No. 1" only)

Conductor: Philippe Aïche

Johannes Brahms: Intermezzo for Piano, op. 119 No. 3 (1893)

   2’

for Symphony Orchestra (2019): 2.2.2.2/2.2.0.0/Timp/1Perc/Strings

Live performance, 2019

Conductor: Mélanie Lévy-Thiébaut

Claude Debussy: La Fille aux cheveux de lin, from the Preludes for Piano, Book I (1910)

   3’

for Symphony Orchestra (2019): 2.2&CA.2.2/4.0.0.0/Timp/Harp/Strings

Claude Debussy: Les Sons et les parfums tournent dans l'air du soir, from the Preludes for Piano, Book I (1910)

   4’

for Symphony Orchestra (2019): 2.2&CA.2.2/4.0.0.0/Timp/Harp/Celesta/Strings

Claude Debussy: La Cathédrale engloutie, from the Preludes for Piano, Book I (1910)

   7’

for Large Symphony Orchestra (2019): 3.2&CA.2&Bass Cl.3/4.3.3.0/Timp/1Perc/Harp/Celesta/Strings

Claude Debussy: La Terrasse des audiences du clair de lune, from the Preludes for Piano, Book II (1912)

   4’30

for Large Symphony Orchestra (2019): 3[II+Picc].2&CA.2&Bass Cl.3/4.3.3.0/Timp/2Perc/Harp/Celesta/Strings

ARRANGEMENTS

 

Gabriel Fauré: Salve Regina for Medium Voice and Organ, op. 67 No. 1 (1895)

   3’

for Medium Voice and String Quartet (or String Orchestra) (2013)

Georges Bizet: Entr’acte from Carmen (1875)

   3’

for Woodwind Quintet (2016): Fl, Ob, Cl, Horn, Bn

Duke Ellington and Juan Tizol: Caravan (1936)

   3’30

for Brass Quintet (2016): 2 Trp – Horn – Tbn – Tuba

Played in concert, 24 January 2017

Local Brass Quintet

Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov: Scheherazade, symphonic suite (1888), 2nd Movement "The Tale of the Kalandar Prince"

   12’

for Ensemble of 13 instruments (2017): Fl, Cl, Harp, Strings (3.2.2.2.1)

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

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Corentin Boissier's Sonata Appassionata (2015)

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