Michel Jean Francois Valeria Org8
Jean-François Michel
for organ
intermediate Duration: 9' Collection Jean-François Michel Swiss Composers Series

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Jean-François Michel

Jean-François Michel (*1957)

Jean-François Michel, born in Switzerland in 1957 into a family of musicians, studied from 1965 to 1976 at the Fribourg Conservatoire in (Switzerland). In 1975 he was awarded the Bronze Medal at the International Music Competition in Geneva and, a year later, he was appointed Principal Trumpet of the Munich Philharmonic Orchestra (Germany) where he remained until 1986 when he was appointed...
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About Valeria

The Work

And if Valère would be the fourteenth star of the canton of Valais’ armorial?

This poetic image has inspired this music setting: The bell tower of the church of Valère would represent a star illuminating the whole valley of the Rhone river before merging into the vault of heaven and the twinkling of myriad others.

Valeria was composed for the historical organ (built around 1435, considered as the oldest, still playable organ in the world) of the Church of Valère (Sion, Valais, Switzerland)

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Editions Bim
1. Lente illumination (3'30)
2. Scintillements (2')
3. Illuminations célestes (3'30)

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