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Colloque No. 2, op. 11 op. 11

Set of Parts

By Jean Guillou

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Piano and organ - advanced
Set of Parts. Composed by Jean Guillou (1930-). This edition: Saddle stitching. Sheet music. Edition Schott. Der franzosische Komponist Jean Guillou hat eine ganze Reihe von Werken fur Orgel plus Instrument komponiert, die alle den Serientitel Colloques tragen. Damit ist alles uber die Intention der Stucke gesagt: es sind Zwiegesprache zwischen Orgel und Soloins. Classical. Composed 1964. Op. 11. 76 pages. Duration 22'. Schott Music #ED 9792. Published by Schott Music (HL.49033292).

Item Number: HL.49033292

ISBN 9790001137683. 9x12 inches.

A musical instrument has its own personality, with a voice that can provoke reactions, give rise to dramatic impulses and awaken colours and moods; it is capable of articulating and responding to all life's questions and those of the spirit. When the composer had the idea of bringing together two instruments with the richest range of sounds in the Western musical world, he therefore imagined them answering one another in a passionate and eventfull colloquy, like two legendary mythological heroes.They are indeed opposed in character, with contrasting voices that cannot match one another in timbre. Their personalities do not blend; they are opposed or superimposed in such a way that their respective frequencies and the release of their energy leads to the creation of a poem, as a story emerges and develops.This Colloque No. 2 opens with a kind of sigh emitted by the piano and organ in unison: there is a modest and calm regularity to the sound, as though they had decided to walk a little way together. Soon, though, the peace is troubled by a command from the piano. This is followed by a kind of heavy march on the organ, introducing a musical phrase that is to provide the motif for numerous developments and variations. Some of these are rhetorical, some of them dramatic, as the organ and the piano take turns at displaying features that may be menacing, seductive, tender or furious.The culminating moment in this drama is when immense chords are head from the organ over a furious declamation from the piano, with all the brillance of these two instruments combined in a fortissimo.The conclusion takes the form of that same timid and languorous sigh, in the course of which the two protagonists unfurl their lyrical and tender replies.

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