La Petite Sirène

féérie symphonique

(couverture de La Petite Sirène)
  • excerpts .pdf (460 KB)
  • sheet music pour récitant et orchestre
  • conducteur
  • 16 min
  • ISMN 979-0-2318-0822-3
  • 21 x 29.7 cm (6 mm thick)
  • stapled booklet
  • 59 pages
  • 180 g
  • Publisher : Symétrie
  • Public price t. incl. : €50.00
  • Commande de l’Orchestre philharmonique des grandes écoles
    (dirigé par Aurélien Azan-Zielinski)

La Petite Sirène (The Little Mermaid), subtitled “symphonic enchantment”, was composed during the summer of 2014. It was commissioned by the Orchestre philharmonique des grandes écoles and its music director Aurélien Azan-Zielinski, to whom it is dedicated.

It was created in Saint-Nicolas-la-Chapelle (Savoy) alongside Maurice Ravel’s Ma Mère l’Oye, whose similarity can be sensed. First designed as a pure instrumental piece, La Petite Sirène is here presented in a version with narrator. I tried to convey the atmosphere of fairy, poetry and enchantment of Andersen’s tale. The orchestration strives to be sparkling, shimmering and full of magical colors. It is in all modesty in line with the palettes of sounds created by Claude Debussy or Maurice Ravel. The main characters are related to instruments in a watery crossfading, though there is no precise identification. The episodes of the tale echo each other thanks to a work on the characters musical themes.

Romain Dumas
(translation Philippe Do)

Nomenclature

2 flûtes, 2 hautbois, 2 clarinettes, 2 bassons, 2 cors, 2 trompettes, timbales, percussions, harpe, célesta, récitant, cordes

(couverture de La Petite Sirène)

La Petite Sirène

féérie symphonique
  • excerpts .pdf (460 KB)
  • sheet music pour récitant et orchestre
  • conducteur
  • 16 min
  • ISMN 979-0-2318-0822-3
  • 21 x 29.7 cm (6 mm thick)
  • stapled booklet
  • 59 pages
  • 180 g
  • Publisher : Symétrie
  • Public price t. incl. : €50.00
(couverture de La Petite Sirène)

La Petite Sirène

féérie symphonique
  • excerpts .pdf (460 KB)
  • sheet music pour récitant et orchestre
  • conducteur et matériel
  • 16 min
  • ISMN 979-0-2318-0823-0
  • 21 x 29.7 cm
  • stapled booklet
  • on hire
  • Publisher : Symétrie

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