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Gian Paolo Chiti

Biography

Gian Paolo Chiti, born in Rome, studied piano, violin and composition, beginning his music studies when he was four years old. He made his first public performance at a very young age, performing his own piano compositions. At ten years old, he entered Santa Cecilia Music Conservatory in Rome, where he continued his studies of piano and composition, graduating while still very young. He attended proficiency courses with Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli and with Carlo Zecchi at the National Academy of Santa Cecilia, earning his degree in chamber music. He was prize winner in both the Treviso piano and the Busoni competitions. He then chose to devote his professional career to composition.

He began teaching composition in Italian conservatories and has held his post as head of Composition at Santa Cecilia Music Conservatory in Rome since 1984; he was deputy Director of the Conservatory for ten years beginning in 1989. During that time, numerous talented young people and winners of international competitions emerged from his classes.

He has given Master Classes in composition, history of contemporary composition related to antique music, from 15th and 16th Century Gregorian to Polyphonic, as well as musical analysis for composers, musicologists and artists in many countries in Europe, Asia and the U.S.A. To name a few: Villa Reale, the Lisbon Conservatory in Portugal, the National Conservatory of Bejjing in China, the Havana Conservatory in Cuba, the Cultural Centre of Manila in the Philippines, the University of Charleston in South Carolina, U.S.A.

Gian Paolo Chiti has achieved international recognition for the programming of his music in various international festivals and events such as Maggio Musicale Fiorentino in Florence, Biennale in Venice, Edinburgh Festival, Lutoslawski Festival, Cantiere Internazionale of Montepulciano, Nuova Consonanza, Incontri Musicali Romani, Chopin Festival in Poland, Sacred Music Festival in Chartres, France, Teatro Nacional di Caraccas in Venezuela, the Public Season at the Moscow Conservatory. Among his best known compositions are “Concert for Violin and Orchestra”, recorded with the RAI Symphonic Orchestra in Turin, “Konzertstuck” for orchestra, commissioned by the Abruzzese Synphonic Orchestra, “A Dylan Thomas”, a ballet presented at the Teatro la Fenice in Venice, “Trivium” for voice and orchestra, commissioned by the Scottish Chamber Orchestra, “Nachtmusic”, for the Royal Festival Hall in London, “Pilatus e Maria”, an Oratorio for Vatican Radio, choral works for several Roman cathedrals and the “Artists’ Mass”. He has created numerous works for chamber groups, like “Rencontres”, performed by the Solisti Veneti, “Breakers”, for harp quartet, performed at the Little Carnegie Hall in New York as well as solo pieces for piano, violin, cello, flute, guitar and harp. He was Guest Composer, with commissions for new works for groups in Europe, Asia, Russia and the U.S.A.

Gian Paolo Chiti wrote the “Laudation Processional Hymn, in Honour of the Blessed Virgin Mary” (for chorus, wind and percussion instruments) on occasion of “Maria Mater Mundi” in the Paolo VI auditorium at the Vatican for the Grand Jubilee in the year 2000. He completed a new symphonic work “Envers” which was premiered in March 2003 by the Orchestra of Rome and Lazio. His new string quartet “En ecoutant la Nuit” (now published by Musik Fabrik) was premiered by the Xenia Ensemble in Rome in December 2002.

Most of his works have been published and/or recorded on CD. BMG - Ricordi – Sonzogno – Bérbèn – Edipan (Italy) – Reimers (Sweden) – Lyra Music – MMB Publications (U.S.A. ) – Chappells (U.S.A. ). He works also as both a television and cinema film score composer.

He taken part in the juries of international competitions for many years as well as being consultant for festivals, exhibitions, events and courses of music studies. Many of his articles written on musicology have been published in international magazines like The American Liszt Society. He has given radio lectures for the Radio Nacional in Spain, Radio France and the BBC and has taken part in numerous programs for RAI, the Italian national radio and TV Company.

He is member of the Artist Committee of the Incontri Musicali Romani Festival, (contemporary music), Board of Directors of the Adkins Chiti Donne in Musica (Women in Music) Foundation, associated with UNESCO and the European Music Council.

Gian Paolo Chiti, né à Rome d’une famille toscane, a commencé l’apprentissage de la musique à quatre ans, par l’étude du piano, du violon et de la composition. Encore tout enfant il a donné des concerts publics comme pianiste, et a exécuté entre autres ses propres compositions. A dix ans il a été admis au Conservatoire de Musique Santa Cecilia, à Rome, où il a poursuivi ses études de piano et de composition, et a été diplômé encore très jeune. Il a suivi des cours de perfectionnement avec Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli et avec Carlo Zecchi à l’Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, et obtenu un diplôme de piano et de musique de chambre. A été lauréat du concours de piano de Trévise et du Busoni. Plus tard, il a décidé de se consacrer principalement à la composition

Il a entrepris l’activité pédagogique comme professeur de composition dans les conservatoires italiens; depuis 1984 il est titulaire de la chaire de composition au Conservatoire de Santa Cecilia et à partir de 1989, pendant dix ans, a rempli les fonctions de directeur-adjoint du Conservatoire. De son école sont sortis de nombreux jeunes talents qui ont déjà remporté des concours internationaux.

Il tient des cours magistraux de composition, d’histoire de la composition contemporaine, entre autres par rapport à la musique du passé, du chant grégorien à la polyphonie du 15e et du 16e siècle, et d’analyse musicale pour compositeurs, musicologues et interprètes, dans de nombreux pays d’Europe, d’Asie et aux Etats-Unis. Rappelons: Conservatoire de Lisbonne; Villa Real, Portugal; Conservatoire National de Beijing, Chine; Conservatoire de La Havane, Cuba; Cultural Centre de Manille, Philippines; Université de Charleston, South Carolina, USA.

Gian Paolo Chiti s’est affirmé au plan international pour la programmation de sa musique dans nombre d’importants festivals et manifestations de portée internationale comme le Mai Musical Florentin, la Biennale de Venise, le Festival d’Edimbourg, le Festival Lutoslawski, le Chantier International de Montepulciano, Nuova Consonanza, Les Rencontres Musicales Romaines, le Festival Chopin de Pologne, le Festival de Musique Sacrée de Chartres en France, la Saison du Théâtre National de Caracas, Venezuela, la Saison Publique du Conservatoire de Moscou. Au nombre de ses compositions les plus connues, le concerto pour violon et orchestre, enregistré par l’Orchestre Symphonique de la RAI de Turin, “Konzertstuck” pour orchestre, commissionné par l’Orchestre Symphonique des Abruzzes, le ballet A Dylan Thomas représenté au Théâtre la Fenice de Venise, Trivium, pour chœurs et orchestre commissionné par le Scottish Chamber Orchestra, Nachtmusik, pour le Royal Festival Hall, Londres, l’oratorio Pilatus e Maria pour la Radio Vaticano, des oeuvres chorales pour quelques basiliques romaines et la Messe des Artistes. Il a créé de nombreuses oeuvres pour des ensembles de musique de chambre: Rencontres, exécuté par les Solisti Veneti, Breakers pour quartette de harpes exécuté au Little Carnegie Hall, New York, des solos pour piano, violon, violoncelle, flûte, guitare et harpe. Invité comme “compositeur-en-résidence”, il a écrit des oeuvres pour ensembles en Europe, Asie, Russie et aux Etats-Unis.

Gian Paolo Chiti a composé l’hymne processionnel Laudarium in Honorem Beata Vergine Maria (chœur, instruments à vent et à percussion) à l’occasion de la manifestation “Maria Mater Mundi”, Amphithéâtre Paul VI, Vatican, pour le Grand Jubilé de l’An 2000. Sa nouvelle oeuvre a reçu une première exécution « Envers » (mars 2003) pour L’Orchestre de Rome et du Latium. En décembre 2002 a eu la première exécution de son quatuor à cordes « En écoutant la nuit » (disponible chez Musik Fabrik) écrit pour le Xenia Ensemble.

Presque toutes ses oeuvres sont éditées et/ou enregistrées sur CD. BMG Ricordi – Sonzogno – Bérbèn – Edipan (Italia) – Reimers (Svezia) – Lyra Music – MMB Publications (USA) – Chappells (USA).

Depuis de nombreuses années il participe à des jurys de concours internationaux et prête son activité comme consultant pour des festivals, des expositions et manifestations et pour des cours d’études musicales. Certains de ses articles de musicologie ont été publiés dans des revues internationales comme l’American Liszt Society. Il a donné des conférences pour la Radio Nacional (Espagne), Radio France, la BBC, et a participé à de nombreux programmes du RAI.

Il est membre du Comité Artistique du Festival Incontri Musicali Romani, consacré à la musique contemporaine, et du Conseil d’Administration de la Fondazione Adkins Chiti: Donne in Musica, qui fait partie du Conseil International pour la Musique de l’UNESCO et de l’European Music Council.

Gian Paolo Chiti, nato a Roma da famiglia toscana, ha iniziato l’apprendimento della musica a quattro anni con lo studio del pianoforte, violino e composizione. Già da piccolo si è esibito in concerti pubblici come pianista eseguendo anche proprie composizioni. A dieci anni è stato ammesso al Conservatorio di Musica Santa Cecilia, a Roma, dove ha proseguito gli studi di pianoforte e composizione diplomandosi giovanissimo. Ha frequentato corsi di perfezionamento con Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli e con Carlo Zecchi all’Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, diplomandosi in pianoforte e musica da camera. E’ stato premiato al concorso pianistico di Treviso e al Busoni. In seguito ha deciso di dedicarsi principalmente alla composizione.

Ha iniziato l’attività di didatta insegnando composizione nei conservatori italiani; dal 1984 è titolare della cattedra di composizione presso il Conservatorio di Santa Cecilia e dal 1989, per dieci anni, ha ricoperto l’incarico di vicedirettore dello stesso conservatorio. Dalla sua scuola sono usciti molti giovani talenti già vincitori di concorsi internazionali.

Tiene masterclass di composizione, di storia della composizione contemporanea anche in rapporto alla musica del passato, dal gregoriano alla polifonia del XV° e del XVI°, e di analisi musicale per compositori, musicologi ed interpreti in molti paesi europei, asiatici e negli Stati Uniti d’America. Da ricordare: il Conservatorio di Lisbona; Villa Real, Portogallo; Conservatorio Nazionale di Beijing, Cina; Istituto Superiore delle Arti, Avana, Cuba; Cultural Centre di Manila, Filippine; Università di Charleston, South Carolina, USA.

Gian Paolo Chiti è affermato in campo internazionale per la programmazione della sua musica in molti importanti festival e manifestazioni internazionali come il Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, il Festival d’Edimburgo, Festival Lutoslawski, Cantiere Internazionale di Montepulciano, Nuova Consonanza, Incontri Musicali Romani, Festival Chopin di Polonia, Festival di Musica di Chartres, Francia, Stagione del Teatro Nacional di Caracas, Venezuela, Stagione Pubblica del Conservatorio di Mosca: Tra le sue composizioni più conosciute il concerto per violino ed orchestra, registrato dall’Orchestra Sinfonica della RAI di Torino, «Konzertstück» per orchestra commissionato dall’Orchestra Sinfonica Abruzzese, il balletto A Dylan Thomas rappresentato anche al Teatro la Fenice di Venezia, Trivium, per voce ed orchestra commissionato dalla Scottish Chamber Orchestra, Nachtmusik, per il Royal Festival Hall, Londra, L’oratorio Pilatus e Maria per la Radio Vaticano, lavori corali per alcune basiliche romane e la Messa degli Artisti.

Ha creato molti lavori per complessi cameristici: Rencontres, eseguito dai Solisti Veneti, Breakers per quartetto d’arpe eseguito al Little Carnegie Hall, New York, brani solistici per pianoforte, violino, violoncello, flauto, chitarra e arpa. Invitato come «compositore ospite» ha scritto lavori per complessi in Europa, Asia, Russia e negli Stati Uniti.

Da ricordare inoltre le musiche di scena scritte per il teatro di prosa e quelle composte per il cinema e la televisione collaborando con registi come: Giovanni Poli, Lizzani, Zurlini, Pasolini, Borowczyk e Gassmann.

Gian Paolo Chiti ha composto l’inno processionale Laudarium in Honorem Beata Vergine Maria (coro fiati e percussioni) in occasione della manifestazione «Maria Mater Mundi», Aula Paolo VI, Vaticano, per il Grande Giubileo dell’Anno 2000. L’ultimo quartetto d’archi «En ecoutant la nuit»ha ricevuto una prima esecuzione a Roma con lo Xenia Ensemble, nel dicembre 2002. Il lavoro sinfonico «Envers», commissionato dall’Orchestra di Roma e del Lazio, è stato eseguito nel marzo 2003 nell’Auditorium del Parco della Musica a Roma. Per 2006 sta preparando un «Concerto per Pianoforte ed Orchestra» per la stessa orchestra.

Da molti anni partecipa in giurie di concorsi internazionali e svolge attività di consulenza per festival, rassegne e manifestazioni e per corsi di studi musicali. Alcuni suoi articoli di carattere musicologico sono apparsi su riviste internazionali come l’American Liszt Society. Ha tenuto conferenze per la Radio Nacional (Spagna), Radio France, BBC, e ha partecipato a numerosi programmi della RAI.

E’ membro del Comitato Artistico del Festival Incontri Musicali Romani, dedicato alla musica contemporanea, e del Consiglio d’Amministrazione della Fondazione Adkins Chiti: Donne in Musica, che fa parte del Consiglio Internazionale per la Musica dell’UNESCO e dell’European Music Council.

Nel maggio 2003 è stato nominato dal Ministero dei Beni e delle Attività Culturali membro della Commissione Consultiva per la Danza.


List of works published by Musik Fabrik/

Liste d'œuvres éditées par Musik Fabrik


Abendstücke for Piano/pour Piano

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score/partition - 9€ 95


Adieu Adieu for Wind Quintet : Flute, Oboe, Clarinet in Bb, Bassoon and Horn in F/pour Quintette à Vent : Flûte, Hautbois, Clarinette en Sib, Basson et Cor en Fa

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score et parties/partition and parts - 19€ 95


Allegro for oboe, Bb trumpet and piano/pour hautbois, trompette en Sib et piano

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score et parties/partition and parts - 9€ 95


Andante for flute, bassoon and piano/pour flûte, basson et piano

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score et parties/partition and parts - 9€ 95


Apocryphe for english horn and piano/Pour cor anglais et piano

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score et parties/partition and parts - 7€ 95


Aurealis for violoncello/pour violoncelle

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score/partition - 6€ 95


Bagatelle for horn/pour cor

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score/partition - 6€ 95


Blackround for bassoon/pour basson

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score/partition - 6€ 95


Burlesque for tenor saxophone/pour saxophone ténor

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score/partition - 6€ 95


Cahier des Rêves for Violin, Violoncello and Piano/pour Violon, Violoncelle et Piano

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score and parts/partition et parties - 12€ 95


Capriccio for Bb clarinet/pour clarinette en SiB

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score/partition - 6€ 95


Chaconne Retrouvée for alto saxophone/pour saxophone alto

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score/partition - 8€ 95


Collection of Five works for the Piano/Collection de Cinq Oeuvres pour le Piano

contains Abendstück, Extrême, Exercise Box, Per Lontano Vie, and Seagulls

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score/partition - 19€ 95


Commiato for bass clarinet/pour clarinette basse

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score/partition - 5€ 95


Conversation with Myself for violin/pour violon

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score/partition - 7€ 95


Counterpoint in F for Bb clarinet and tenor saxophone/pour clarinette en Sib et saxophone ténor

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set of two score/jeu de deux partitions - 7€ 95


Divertimento for flute, violin, viola and violoncello/pour flûte, violon, alto et violoncelle

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score and parts/partition et parties - 14€ 95


Donizetti Suite Fantasy on Opera Arias for Horn and Piano/Fantasie sur des airs d'opéra pour Cor et Piano

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score and part/partition et partie - 16€ 95


The Dorian Way for oboe, celesta and 16 strings (44440)/pour hautbois, celesta et 16 cordes (44440)

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score/partition - 19€ 95

Parts on rental/matériel on location


Du Côté de...for piano/pour piano

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1. Scarlatti Memorandu (Aria, Adagio, Andante)

2. Haydn Rondeau

3. Mozartiana

4. Frederic Suite (Nocturne, Valse, Prelude)

5. Franz Consolation

6. Felix Mélodie

7. Florestan

8. Cher Claude

9. Chez Maurice

10. Mouettes

score/partition - 22€ 95


Due Trascrizioni for Wind Ensemble/pour ensemble à Vent(1112/1220)

>on works by John Dunstable (O Rosa Bella) et Luca Marenzio (Tre madrigali : Vezzosi augelli ; Affliger chi per voi ; Solo e pensoso.)

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score and parts/partition et parties - 29€ 95


En écoutant la nuit for string quartet/pour quatuor à cordes

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score and parts/partition et parties - 19€ 95


L'Età dell'ombra for Bb clarinet, viola and piano/pour clarinette en SiB, alto et piano

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score and parts/partition et parties - 12€ 95


Evening Prayer for piano/pour piano

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score/partition - 5€ 95


Exercise Box for piano/pour piano

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score/partition - 6€ 95


Exity for flute, Bb clarinet and bassoon/pour flûte, clarinette en Sib et basson

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score and parts/partition et parties - 8€ 95


Extrême for piano/pour piano

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score/partition - 6€ 95


Fantasia for piano/pour piano

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score/partition - 12€ 95


Florale for Bb clarinet and guitar/pour clarinette en Sib et guitare

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score and part/partition et partie - 6€ 95


Il Giardino Zoologico (The Zoological Garden) for piano/pour piano

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1. Orso Bianco (The Polar Bear/L'Ours Blanc))

2. Camelo (The Camel/Le Chameau)

3.Cigno (The Swan/Le Cygne)

4. Elefante (The Elephant/L'Eléphant)

5. Scimmiette (Little Monkeys/Petits Singes)

6. Gufo.(The Owl/Le Hibou))

7. Il leone (The Lion/Le Lion)

score/partition - 6€ 95


Icarus for harpsichord/pour clavecin

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score/partition - 12€ 95


In Sogno for Two Flutists (doubling 2 Piccolos/2 C flutes, 1 Alto flute and 1 Bass flute) and Piano/pour deux flûtistes (jouant 2 Piccolos, 2 Grande flûtes en Ut, Flûte en Sol et Flûte Basse) et Piano

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set of three performance scores/jeu de trois partitions - 24€ 95


Inscription for flute/pour flûte

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score/partition - 6€ 95


Interludio for organ/pour orgue

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score/partition - 6€ 95


Intermezzo for violin, viola and violoncello/pour violon, alto et violoncelle

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score and parts/partition et parties - 14€ 95


Kinamama for two flutes and piano/pour deux flûtes et piano

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score and parts/partition et parties - 12€ 95


Latiter for flute, Bb clarinet and violoncello/pour flûte, clarinette en Sib et violoncelle

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score and parts/partition et parties - 8€ 95


Memories for three Bb trumpets/pour trois trompettes en Sib

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score and parts/partition et parties - 11€ 95


Movements for piano/pour piano

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score/partition - 7€ 95


Nuàl for Bb clarinet and guitar/pour clarinette en Sib et guitare

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score and part/partition et partie - 6€ 95


Octavien for piccolo/pour petite flûte

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score/partition - 6€ 95


October Quintet for string quartet and piano/pour quatuor à cordes et piano

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score and parts/partition et parties - 19€ 95


Optimization for concert band/pour orchestre d'harmonie

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score and parts/partition et parties - 49€ 95


Per Lontano Vie for piao/pour piano

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score/partition - 6€ 95


Per Orchestra for orchestra (2222.2200/Timp/pno/strings)/pour orchestre (2222.2200/Timb/pno/cordes)

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score/partition - 19€ 95

Parts on rental/matériel on location


Piccola Suite for piano (intermediate level)/pour piano (niveau moyen)

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score/partition - 7€ 95


Plexus for two bass flutes/pour deux flûtes basses

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set of two performance scores/jeu de deux partitions - 9€ 95


Prelude for alto saxophone and piano/pour saxophone alto et piano

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score and part/partition et partie - 8€ 95


Quaternalis for four F horns/pour quatre cors en Fa

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score and parts/partition et parties - 9€ 95


Recordari for C trumpet and organ/pour trompette en Ût et orgue

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score and part/partition et partie - 8€ 95


Rencontres for flute and 11 strings/pour flûte et 11 cordes/per flauto e 11 archi

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score and solo part/partition et partie soliste - 19€ 95

Parts on rental/matériel on location


Saxitude for SATB Saxophone Quartet/pour Quartuor de Saxophones SATB/per quartetto di sassofoni SATB

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score and parts/partition et parties - 12€ 95


Seagulls for Piano/pour Piano

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score/partition - 6€ 95


Serenade for flute, bass clarinet, violin, violoncello and piano/pour flûte, clarinette basse, violon, violoncelle et piano

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score and parts/partition et parties - 19€ 95


Serenata for flute, oboe and bassoon/pour flûte, hautbois, et basson

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score and parts/partition et parties - 9€ 95


Sestetto no 1 for flute, Bb clarinet, 2 bassoons, trumpet in Bb and trombone/pour flûte, clarinette en Sib, 2 bassons, trompette en Sib et trombone/per flauto, clarinetto in B, 2 fagotti, tromba in B e trombone

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score and parts/partition et parties - 29€ 95


Sestetto no 2 for flute, 2 bassoons, 2 horns, trumpet in C/pour flûte, 2 bassons, 2 cors et trompette en Ut/per flauto, 2 fagotti, 2 corni, tromba in C

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score and parts/partition et parties - 29€ 95


The Seven Ages of Man ballet for tape/pour bande

Available in our rental library/Disponsible dans notre service locations


Sonata for piano/pour piano/per pianoforte

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score/partition - 19€ 95


Sonatensatz for piano/pour piano/per pianoforte

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score/partition - 9€ 95


Stand Out for concert band/pour orchestre d'harmonie

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score and parts/partition et parties - 49€ 95


String Quartet for two violins, viola and violoncello/pour deux violons, alto et violoncelle

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score/partition - 19€ 95


String Quartet for two violins, viola and violoncello/pour deux violons, alto et violoncelle

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score and parts/partition et parties - 24€ 95


Sur le Bois Oublié for viola/pour alto

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score/partition - 7€ 95


Téorite for contrabassoon/pour contrabasson

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score/partition - 8€ 95


Tensity for oboe, Bb clarinet, bassoon and piano/pour hautbois, clarinette en Sib, basson et piano

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score and parts/partition et parties - 12€ 95


Triplum for Bb clarinet, violin and piano/pour clarinette en Sib, violon et piano

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score and parts/partition et parties - 10€ 95


Two Liturgical Pieces for organ/pour orgue

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1. Offertory 2. Elevation

score/partition - 10€ 95


Under the Left Hand : three pieces for piano, left hand only/trois pièces pour piano, main gauche seule

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score/partition - 9€ 95


Viorgan for viola and organ/pour alto et orgue

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score and part/partition et partie - 9€ 95


Vox Flauti for Flute Quartet (2 C Flutes/Alto Flute in G(3rd C Flute)/Bass Flute in C)/pour Quatuor de Flûtes (2 Flûtes en Ut/Flûte Alto en Sol (3ème Flûte en Ut)/Flûte Basse en Ut)

1. Pavane

2.Corale

3. Aria

4. Continuum

5. Breeze

6. Quiatuor

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score and parts/partition et parties - 24€ 95


Y Ara Diré two guitars/pour deux guitares

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score and parts/partition et parties - 12€ 95