Un étranger avec, sous le bras, un livre de petit format

— May 2024

Opus : 27 / Type d'œuvre : Pour voix seule(s)

A few sentences from Edmond Jabès, which I have collected for the evocation of an encounter between two human communities that gradually discover their similarities: “I have no certainty other than a heart that beats, and that will soon no longer beat. This confrontation with the Other, and then with oneself, takes place in the presence of a third person, the one who conducts the group, and who embodies here the foreigner passing from one language to another, before leaving for a new exile.

Difficulty rating: difficult


Edmond Jabès, Jose Angel Valente (Spanish translation of Edmond Jabès’ texts)
French, Spanish

Chamber choir with 12 mixed voices (the conductor must also sing a short musical phrase)
The choir must be divided into two groups of 6 voices.

About 10 minutes


Extraits audio

  • Un étranger ...
    CD « Sur la terre simple », Label Inconnu LI 09-0301, distribution Codæx, 2009
Editeur : Éditions Musicales du Tremble -