Le compagnon des étoiles

— May 2024

Opus : 73 / Type d'œuvre : Pour voix seule(s)

A meditation on the human being, alone in the universe, between the earth and the stars. On the passage of time, on what we are, wandering in search of “the lighted threshold of a poor house”. About the “foam without answer”, the joy that saves non-love, and the dance of the stars, which we can decide to follow, like “happy flames”.

The work is due to be expanded to mark the centenary of the birth of the poet Yves Bonnefoy in Tours, in June 2023.

Recording, Musical excerpts: CD “Le compagnon des étoiles”, Quinte&Sens octet, conducted by Patrick Sublaurier.

Difficulty rating: difficult

Yves Bonnefoy, Pierre de Ronsard


Mixed-voice vocal octet SSAATTBB
This work can also be sung by a mixed choir.

Duration: 20 minutes

8 linked parts : Ouverture, L’embrasement, L’été de nuit, Le compagnon, Interlude, Le cœur solaire, Berceuse des étoiles, Danse astrale

A project to develop this work by 2023 is currently being studied.


Editeur : Éditions Musicales du Tremble -