— May 2024

Opus : 83 / Type d'œuvre : Pour voix seule(s)

Transcription for a cappella choir of Maurice Ravel’s mythical work. With a magnificent poem by Benoît Richter, in which the ages of the earth’s formation merge with the different periods of the Bolero, to the point where the appearance of the human race coincides with the modulation to E major, and its possible fall with the return to C, which marks “the chaos of its dance”.

Difficulty rating: very difficult

Benoît Richter (main text)
Thierry Machuel (texts of accompanying parts)

Mezzo-reciter and large choir with mixed voices (numerous divisi).
The mezzo recitative part can be slightly amplified.

Duration: 17 minutes

Editeur : Éditions Musicales du Tremble -