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Balissat Jean Cantique Des Creatures V23

Jean Balissat

Cantique des créatures

de St. François d’Assise

for soprano voice and flute

Level: intermediate
Duration: 4'
Swiss Composers Series



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Unadorned, unaffected and therefore deeply moving

Unadorned, unaffected and therefore deeply moving, the Cantique des créatures de Saint François d’Assise (Song of the Creatures of St Francis of Assisi) called for a musical approach which observed its Franciscan spirit of extreme asceticism.

While the voice intones the prayer of St Francis, maintaining a sense of detachment at all times, the ornamentations of the flute conjure up, in turn, the sun, moon, wind, the natural elements, death...

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Jean Balissat

Jean Balissat (1936-2007)

Jean Balissat was born in 1936 in Lausanne (Switzerland), and was drawn straight away to composing and conducting. He studied harmony and counterpoint in Lausanne, before taking composition, orchestration and conducting in Geneva. In order to gain a better understanding of the orchestra, he also studied horn and percussion. As orchestral director... Read more