CL33 Score and parts
Julien-François Zbinden (1917-2021)
Julien-François Zbinden was born on November 11th, 1917 in Rolle (Vaud/Switzerland). After having studied piano, with secondary studies in voice and violin, he began in 1938 his musical career as a pianist in a jazz band, having had a passion for jazz at an early age. As a composer, he was self-taught at the beginning, so to speak. After 1947 he worked at the musical department of Radio Suisse...
Seganona, the Celtic title for this suite of impressions is originally the oldest name of the Swiss river that is today called Sarine. It is said to be etymologically the little “sister of the Parisian Seine and the Saône which crosses Lyon.
Following the thread of these impressions, one can – as an imaginary walk – go upstream the Sarine: serene and slack in Fribourg (Pavane), living up in the region Gruyère and Pays d’Enhaut with its fresh water (Courante), its banks shelter many romantic spots (Air), eventually gushing joyfully from its spring (Gigue).
- 2 Bb clarinets and bass-clarinet (Bb)
- Editions Bim
- I. Pavane (2'20)
II. Courante (1'20)
III. Air (2'25)
IV. Gigue (1'12)