Dominique Gesseney-Rappo

Gesseney Dominique A La Sante V59

A la Santé
for men quartet a cappella

Gesseney Dominique Ave Maria V79

Ave Maria
for choeur SATB a capella

Gesseney Dominique Concerto Flute De Pan Fl37

for pan flute and chamber orchestra

Gesseney Dominique Dei Populus Liberatus V20

Dei Populus Liberatus
for choir, solo baryton, piano and percussion

Gesseney Dominique Ecce Tu Pulchra Es V39

Ecce tu Pulchra es
for mixed choir a cappella

Gesseney Dominique K65 Orch70

for string orchestra

Gesseney Dominique Aube Derobee Qc8

L'Aube dérobée
for string quartet

Gesseney Dominique Missa Brevior V22

Missa Brevior
for mixed choir and brass quartet

Gesseney Dominique Nunc Dimittis V51

Nunc dimittis
for tenor and string quartet

Gesseney Dominique Odanak Ens126

for brass quartet, percussion and orchestra

Gesseney Dominique Quatuor De Cuivres No 1 Ens77

Quatuor No 1
for brass quartet

Gesseney Dominique Saharia V109B

for orchestra, baryton/basse voice solo and choir

Gesseney Dominique Suite Guerriere Ens78

Suite Guerrière
for brass quartet

Gesseney Dominique Tibi Gloria Domine V21

Tibi Gloria Domine
for mixed choir (SATB) and 2 horns

Gesseney Dominique Tibi Gloria Domine V21

Tibi Gloria Domine
for mixed choir (SATB) and brass quartet

Gesseney Dominique Usquequo Domine V80

Usquequo Domine?
for SATB choir a capella

Dominique Gesseney-Rappo

Dominique Gesseney-Rappo (*1953)

The Swiss composer Dominique Gesseney-Rappo is born in Lausanne in 1953. He graduated with a cello Diploma at the Fribourg Conservatory in the class of Paul Burger. He studyied harmony, counterpoint and fugue with Henry Baeriswyl and orchestration with Jean Balissat.

As a conductor of many vocal ensembles, he wrote a certain number of works for choir: Missa brevior (1992, choeur des XVI, Fribourg, André Ducret conductor); Dei populus liberatus (1998, Jerusalem festival Zimryia); Ecce tu pulchra es (2002, Harelbeke, Belgien, Goyvaert Consort / 2003, Ensemble Accroche-Choeur, Fribourg, Switzerland, Jean-Claude Fasel conductor); Lumen vitae (2004, Ensemble Chorège, Romainmôtier, Switzerland, Hugo Stern conductor).

In 2003, the library of the University of Lausanne gave him the opportunity to publish a list of his works under the supervision of Jean-Louis Matthey.

In December 2006 he was awarded the prize of the Leenards Foundation who encourages the modern creation.

These last years, Dominique Gesseney-Rappo oriented his career toward the composition of instrumental works: Quatuor de cuivres no 1 (Fribourg, 1990, Brass Quartet of Fribourg); Nunc dimittis (New-York, 2005, string quartet Sine Nomine and the tenor Gilles Bersier); Instants (Lausanne, 2007, for pan flute, Jeanne Gollut and string quartet Sine Nomine); L'aube dérobée (Boston, April 2008, dedicated to the Hawthorne String Quartet); K 65 for string orchestra (Wettingen, Kammerorchester, conductor Alexandre Clerc); Musique et Pinceaux for brass ensemble and percussion (November 2008, Siviriez, Delémont, Granges, Nyon, Neuchâtel with the Flying Brass Ensemble, conductor Blaise Héritier and the painter Dessa).

In May 2008 he received a special commission from the Pro Helvetia Foundation for a composition for pan flute and orchestra, to be performed by the flautist Michel Tirabosco and the chamber orchestra of Fribourg, conductor Laurent Gendre.

Quatuor No 1
for brass quartet

1. 1.

2. 2.

Nunc dimittis
for tenor and string quartet

Nunc Dimittis Nunc Dimittis

L'Aube dérobée
for string quartet

I. Allegretto I. Allegretto

II. Andante II. Andante

III. Presto III. Presto

IV. Lento IV. Lento