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Jean, Fran?ois-Xavier: Chant de marins

Sailor songs

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Composer :FX JEANJean, Fran?ois-Xavier (1953 - )
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Choir and Orchestra

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?Sailor sons is an ode to the sea, its atmosphere, its cruelty and its delights as well.
Source / Web :François-Xavier Jean, painter and composer.
Added by francois-xavier-jean the 2011-10-08

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By francois-xavier-jean , at 00:00

Merci Henrik mais je ne mérite pas tous ces compliments. Mes expérimentations sont des jeux mélodiques. J'expérimente et j'efface beaucoup. Quand ça marche, c'est beau, c'est vrai mais le hasard rentre beaucoup là-dedans. Les deux voix pulsent le ?poème symphonique? ? j'aime beaucoup faire sonner le cor, Orlando qui avertit Charlemagne, je crois. Les cordes graves font tourner les bourdons, ronfler la houle et rugir les flots. Je me suis aperçu que ?Sailor's song? était trop court, à moins que j'ai oublié, oui c'est ça, j'ai oublié une réexposition à la fin. Merci vivement pour tes mots très vivifiant, très rassurants, très optimistes ! --Henrik thank you but I do not deserve all these compliments. My experiments are games melodic. I experiment and I erase a lot. When it works, it's beautiful, it's true, but returned much chance there. The two voices pulsate the "symphonic poem" ... I like to sound the horn, to warn Charlemagne Orlando, I think. The strings rotate bumblebees, snoring swell and the waves roaring. I realized that "Sailor's Song" was too short, unless I forget, yes that's right, I forgot a recapitulation at the end. Thank you very much for your words very invigorating, very reassuring, very optimistic! ...

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By henrik-von-hraesvelg (visitor), at 00:00

This piece, almost "pezzi-concertante" in character, dilates and constricts around an asymptotic melody line, which, I think represents the sailor aspect; and the chanson's heaving, terrifying harmonics, hulks as monumental in effect, as the sea. This is certainly a modern masterpiece. I only wish that it were turned into a true symphonic poem. Francois, if you are interested, this beautiful musing could be a symphonic Adagio. You have only to enlarge its territory. Francois, the chanson in front of you, may be much more important than you currently realize. It's a manifesto for change: it is evenly balanced & mellifluous. It is shockingly innovative---I can hear whispers of Mozart's Requiem in your strings' melodic line. Wonderfully genial, this piece is---nearly perfect in its construction. Bis!
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