List of compositions by Jean Françaix

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Below is a sortable list of compositions by Jean Françaix . The works are categorized by genre, date of composition and titles.

Scores by Françaix are published mainly by Schott Music, Éditions Transatlantiques, Éditions Max Eschig and Éditions Gérard Billaudot.

GenreDateOriginal title (French title)English titleScoringNotes
Vocal1932children's chorus (2 voices) and pianowords by the composer
Concertante1932Concertino pour piano et orchestreConcertinopiano and orchestradedicated to Nadia Boulanger; choreographed by George Balanchine as the ballet Concertino in 1952
Keyboard1932ScherzoScherzodedicated to Isidor Philipp
Ballet1933BeachBeachlibretto after René Kerdyk
Chamber music1933Divertissement pour trio à cordes et pianoDivertissementviolin, viola, cello and piano
Chamber music1933Quartet for Windsflute, oboe, clarinet and bassoon
Ballet1933Scuola di balloScuola di ballobased on themes by Luigi Boccherini; libretto after the comedy La scuola di ballo (The Dance School) by Carlo Goldoni; written for Ballets Russes de Monte-Carlo
Keyboard1933, 1966Scuola di balloScuola di ballooriginally a ballet
Chamber music1933SeptettSeptetflute, oboe, bassoon, 2 violins, cello and piano
Chamber music1933String Trioviolin, viola and cello
Chamber music1934Quintette n° 1 pour flûte, harpe et trio à cordesFlute Quintet No. 1flute, violin, viola, cello and harp
Orchestral1934chamber (small) orchestrachoreographed by George Balanchine as the ballet À la Françaix in 1951
Chamber music1934cello and pianoadapted by Maurice Gendron from the Sérénade for chamber orchestra
Chamber music1934Sonatine pour violon et pianoSonatinaviolin and piano
Concertante1934Suite pour violon et orchestreSuiteviolin and orchestra
Vocal1934Trois duos
  1. Les oiseaux
  2. Prière de sulpicia
  3. Les grenouilles

1. words by Aristophanes
2. words by Sainte Tulle
3. words by Homer
Concertante1935Divertissement pour trio à cordes et orchestreDivertissementviolin, viola, cello and orchestra (winds, percussion, harp and double basses)
Concertante1935Fantaisie pour violoncelle et orchestreFantaisiecello and orchestra
Ballet1935Le roi nuin 1 act, 4 scenes; libretto and choreography by Serge Lifar after The Emperor's New Clothes by Hans Christian Andersen
Ballet1935Les malheurs de SophieSophie's Misfortunesin 3 scenes; libretto by G. Flévitzky after the novel by Comtesse de Ségur; dedicated to Madame la Comtesse Jean Pastré
Chamber music1935Petit quatuor de saxophonesLittle Quartet of Saxophones
Chamber music1935, 1992Petit quatuor pour clarinettes et cor de bassetLittle Quartetoriginal for 4 saxophones
Concertante1935Quadruple concertoQuadruple Concertoflute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon and orchestra
Keyboard1936Cinq portraits de jeunes fillesdedicated to Isidor Philipp
Concertante1936Concerto pour piano et orchestreConcertopiano and orchestradedicated to Nadia Boulanger
Ballet1936La lutherie enchantéeLa lutherie enchantéein 1 scene; dedicated to Sonja Korty
Ballet1936Le jeu sentimentalLe jeu sentimentalin 7 movements; libretto by the composer
Opera1937Le diable boiteuxtenor, bass and chamber orchestraComic Chamber Opera after the novel by Alain-René Le Sage; dedicated to Princesse Edmond de Polignac
Film score1937Les perles de la couronnedirected by Sacha Guitry and Christian-Jaque
Chamber music1937Musique de courMusique de courflute, violin and pianoalso for flute, violin and orchestra
Concertante1937Musique de courMusique de courflute, violin and orchestraalso for flute, violin and piano
Ballet1938Le jugement d'un fouLe jugement d'un fouin 1 act; libretto after François Rabelais
Chamber music1938String Quartet
Ballet1938Verreries de VeniseVerreries de Venisein 1 scene after Mme. Fauchier-Magnan
Vocal1938soprano or tenor and piano (or string quintet, or string orchestra)
1. words by Clément Marot
2. words by Charles d'Orléans
3. words by Joachim du Bellay
Choral1939L'apocalypse selon St. Jean4 soloists, mixed chorus and 2 orchestrasOratorio fantastique in 3 parts; setting of the Revelation of Saint John the Divine
Keyboard1939L'apocalypse selon St. Jeanorgan and 2 trumpetsSuite arranged by Jürgen Essl (1994)
Opera1940L'apostropheMusical Comedy; libretto after Honoré de Balzac
Vocal1941L'adolescence clémentine, Cinq poêmes de Clément Marot
  1. De Jan-jan
  2. Mon cœur est tout endormy
  3. D'une vieille dame fort pâle et d'un vieil gentilhomme
  4. Complainte
  5. Avant naissance
L'Adolescence clémentine, 5 Poems of Clément Marotbaritone and pianowords by Clément Marot; dedicated to Pierre Bernac and Francis Poulenc
Chamber music1942Divertissement pour basson et quintette à cordesDivertissementbassoon, 2 violins, viola, cello and double bassdedicated to William Waterhouse
Concertante1942Divertissement pour basson et orchestre à cordesDivertissementbassoon and string orchestradedicated to William Waterhouse
Film score1942Le Lit à colonnes Le Lit à colonnes directed by Roland Tual
Chamber music1944Mouvement perpétuelMouvement perpétuelcello and piano
Opera1945La main de gloireafter the novel by Gérard de Nerval
Vocal1946Cinq poémes de Charles d'Orléans
  1. En regardant ces belles fleurs
  2. Laissez-moi penser à mon aise
  3. Petit mercier! Petit pannier!
  4. Je ne vois rien qui ne m'ennuie
  5. Encore est vive la souris
voice and pianowords by Charles d'Orléans
Vocal1946Invocation à la voluptéInvocation à la voluptébaritone and orchestrawords by Jean de La Fontaine
Orchestral1946La douce France, Suite pour orchestreLa douce France, Suiteorchestra
Orchestral1946Les bosquets de Cythère, Sept valses pour orchestreorchestra
Concertante1946Rhapsodie pour alto et orchestreRhapsodieviola and orchestratranscribed for viola and piano by the composer in 1993
Chamber music1993Rhapsodie pour alto et pianoRhapsodieviola and pianooriginal for viola and orchestra (1946)
Chamber music1947Divertissement pour hautbois, clarinette et basson (ou trio d'anches)Divertissementoboe, clarinet and bassoon
Vocal1947Juvenalia, Scènes de la Rome antiqueJuvenalia, Scenes from Ancient Romesoprano, alto, tenor, bass and piano 4-handswords by Juvenal
Keyboard1947In Praise of Dancing, 6 Epigraphs by Paul Valéry dedicated to François Valéry
Chamber music1947L'heure du berger, Musique de brasserieflute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, horn and pianoalso arranged for flute, oboe, 2 clarinets, 2 bassoons, horn, trombone and piano by Friedrich Wanek (1972)
Concertante1947L'heure du berger, Musique de brasserie
  1. Les vieux beaux
  2. Pin-up Girls
  3. Les petits nerveux
piano and orchestra
Vocal1947Prière du soir et Chanson
  1. Prière du soir
  2. Chanson
Prière du soir and Chansontenor and guitar (or piano)dedicated to Hugues Cuénod and Hermann Leeb
1. words by Agrippa d'Aubigné
2. words by Clément Marot
Ballet1948Les demoiselles de la nuit, Ballet de chatsin 1 act, 2 scenes; based on an idea by Jean Anouilh
Chamber music1948Wind Quintet No. 1flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon and horn
Orchestral1948Symphonie d'archetsSymphonie d'archets (Symphony of Bows)string orchestra
Vocal1949Huit anecdotes de Chamfort
  1. L'évêque d'Autun
  2. Les coups de pieds
  3. Le critique
  4. Le cauchemar
  5. Les cinq doigts
  6. Le magistrat suisse
  7. De quelques Français
  8. Le chanoine Récupéro
baritone and pianowords by Nicolas Chamfort; dedicated to Alexis Roland-Manuel
Vocal1949Scherzo impromptuScherzo impromptubaritone or bass and pianosong from the collaborative work Mouvements du cœur: Un hommage à la mémoire de Frédéric Chopin, 1849–1949; words by Louise Lévêque de Vilmorin
Ballet1950Die KamelienPantomime for actors in 6 scenes with string orchestra; libretto by Sonia Korty
Film score1950Les fêtes galantes (Watteau)Les fêtes galantes (Watteau) short film directed by Jean Aurel
Orchestral1950Les zigues de Mars, Petit ballet militaire à la mémoire de CourtelineLes zigues de Mars, Little Military Ballet in Memory of Courteline orchestradedication: "Pour Paul Bonneau et son orchestre"
Choral1950L'ode à la GastronomieL'ode à la Gastronomiemixed chorus (16 voices) a cappellawords by the composer after La physiologie du goût by Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin
Concertante1950Variations de concertVariations de Concertcello and string orchestra
Chamber music1950Sonatine pour trompette et pianoSonatinatrumpet and pianowithdrawn; revised in 1975 as Prélude, sarabande et gigue
Ballet1951choreographed by George Balanchine using the 1934 orchestral score Sérénade pour petit orchestre
Transcription1951Introduction et polonaise brillante, Op. 3Introduction and Polonaise brillante, Op. 3cello and orchestra original work for cello and piano by Frédéric Chopin
Chamber music1951NocturneNocturnecello and pianoadapted by Maurice Gendron from the ballet "Les demoiselles de la nuit"
Vocal1952La cantate de MéphistoLa cantate de Méphistobass and string orchestrawords from Mon Faust by Paul Valéry; dedicated to American bass Doda Conrad
Ballet1952Le roi MidasKing Midaslibretto after Jean-Étienne Daviel
Chamber music1953BerceuseBerceusecello and pianoadapted by Maurice Gendron from the opera "L'apostrophe"
Chamber music1953Canon à l'octaveCanon in Octavehorn and piano
Chamber music1953Divertimento pour flûte et pianoDivertimentoflute and pianodedicated to Jean-Pierre Rampal; orchestrated in 1974 at the request of Ransom Wilson.
Concertante1974Divertimento pour flûte et orchestreDivertimentoflute and orchestraoriginal for flute and piano (1953; orchestrated at the request of Ransom Wilson. The orchestral version includes substantial changes in the solo flute part.
Chamber music1953Les vacances
  1. Le départ
  2. Les devoirs de vacances
  3. L'invité de marque
  4. La petite camarade
  5. La promenade en voiture
  6. Faîtes de beaux rêves
Les vacances
Keyboard1953L'insectarium
  1. La scolopendre
  2. La coccinelle
  3. L'argyronète
  4. Les talitres
  5. Le scarabée
  6. Les fourmis
harpsichord
Chamber music1953Rondino staccatoRondino staccatocello and pianoadapted by Maurice Gendron from the opera "Le diable boiteux"
Film score1953Si Versailles m'était conté Royal Affairs in Versailles directed by Sacha Guitry; released in 1954
Keyboard1953Si Versailles m'était conté
  1. Henry IV
  2. Louis XIII
  3. Monsieur de Montespan
  4. La Voisin
  5. Le grand Trianon
  6. Jeune fille
  7. Ronde Louis XV (à 4 mains)
  8. Le beau Fersen
  9. Le Hameau (à 4 mains)
  10. Napoléon
  11. Les cent marches
Si Versailles m'était contéSuite from the film score Royal Affairs in Versailles






7. for piano 4-hands

9. for piano 4-hands
Orchestral1953, 1954Si Versailles m'était contéSi Versailles m'était contéorchestraSuite from the film Royal Affairs in Versailles
Orchestral1953Symphonie en sol majeurSymphony in G majororchestra"À la mémoire de Joseph Haydn" (In memory of Joseph Haydn); dedicated to Nikolai Sokoloff and the Musical Arts Orchestra of La Jolla
Keyboard1954Napoléon
  1. Marche militaire enfantine
  2. Brienne
  3. La soirée chez Barras
  4. La Monaco
  5. Musique arabe
  6. La fuite des cinq-cents
  7. Marche française
  8. Marche autrichienne
  9. Berceuse du Roi de Rome
  10. Mazurka
  11. Polonaise en ré
  12. Marie Walewska
  13. Marche tragique
  14. Valse viennoise
  15. Louis XVIII
  16. Marche Impériale
NapoléonSuite from the film by Sacha Guitry
Opera1954Paris, à nous deux!, ou Le nouveau RastignacParis, à nous deux!, ou Le nouveau Rastignacsoloists, chorus and 4 saxophonesOpera buffa in 1 act, 2 scenes; libretto by France Roche and the composer
Film score1955Napoléon Napoléon directed by Sacha Guitry
Orchestral1955string orchestra
Orchestral1956Au musée GrévinAt the Musée Grévin orchestraSuite from the short film by Jacques Demy
Vocal1956Lamentation of Tonton (Faithful Dog)mezzo-soprano and string ensemble (3 violins, 3 violas, cello and double bass)words by Georges Ravon
Keyboard1956Marche solennelle (Marche du sacre)Marche Solennelle (Marche du Sacre)organtranscribed for wind orchestra by Paul Semler-Collery
Chamber music1956guitar solo
Film score1956Si Paris nous était conté If Paris Were Told to Us directed by Sacha Guitry
Orchestral1956Six grandes marches dans le style du Premier Empire
  1. March française
  2. March autrichienne
  3. Marche polonaise
  4. Marche du sacre
  5. Marche russe
  6. Marche européenne
orchestraSuite from the film Napoléon by Sacha Guitry





6. transcribed for wind orchestra by Paul Semler-Collery
Keyboard1956Six grandes marches dans le style du Premier Empire
  1. March française
  2. March autrichienne
  3. Marche polonaise
  4. Marche du sacre
  5. Marche russe
  6. Marche européenne
from the film Napoléon by Sacha Guitry
Film score1957Assassins et voleurs Lovers and Thieves directed by Sacha Guitry
Vocal1957La chatte blanchetenor and piano or chamber orchestrabased on the fairy tale by Madame d'Aulnoy
Keyboard1957Huit danses exotiquestranscription for wind ensemble (1981)
Chamber music1981Huit danses exotiquesflute, piccolo, 2 oboes, 2 clarinets, 2 bassoons, 2 horns, trumpet and percussionoriginal for 2 pianos (1951)
Ballet1957La dame dans la luneLa dame dans la luneorchestralibretto on an idea of Roland Petit
Keyboard1958Danse des trois arlequinsDanse des trois arlequins
Film score1958Le Musée GrévinLe Musée Grévinorchestra short film directed by Jacques Demy
Concertante1959Concerto pour clavecin et orchestreHarpsichord Concertoharpsichord and instrumental ensemble (flute and string orchestra)dedicated to Nadia Boulanger
Concertante1959Divertimento pour cor et orchestreDivertimentohorn and orchestra
Chamber music1959Divertimento pour cor et pianoDivertimentohorn and piano
Film score1959La prima notteVenetian Honeymoonorchestradirected by Alberto Cavalcanti; French title: Les noces vénitiennes
Concertante1959L'horloge de floreL'horloge de flore (The Flower-Clock)oboe and orchestra
Film score1960Le dialogue des carmélitesDialogue with the Carmelitesdirected by Philippe Agostini and Raymond Léopold Bruckberger
Orchestral1960Le dialogue des carmélitesDialogue with the CarmelitesorchestraSuite from the film
Orchestral1960Ode sur la naissance de VénusOde sur la naissance de Vénusstring orchestra
Chamber music1960Scuola di celli, Dix piècesScuola di celli (School of Cellos), 10 Pieces
Keyboard1960Sonate pour pianoSonatadedicated to İdil Biret
Transcription1960Souvenir de Munich [sic]Souvenir de Munich [sic]orchestraoriginal for piano 4-hands, Souvenirs de Munich (1885–1886), by Emmanuel Chabrier
Keyboard1960Suite carmélite
  1. Sœur Blanche
  2. Mère Marie de l'Incarnation
  3. Sœur Anne de la Croix
  4. Sœur Constance
  5. Sœur Mathilde
  6. Mère Marie de Saint-Augustin
Suite carméliteorgandedicated to Pierre Cochereau
Film score1960XYZXYZ short film directed by Philippe Lifchitz
Chamber music1961Cinq danses exotiquesdedicated to Marcel Mule
Film score1962La croix et la bannièreLa croix et la bannièredirected by Philippe Ducrest
Transcription1962 L'Histoire de Babar, le petit éléphant narrator and orchestraoriginal for narrator and piano by Francis Poulenc
Chamber music1962Suite pour flûteSuiteflute solo
Chamber music1962Fantaisie pour violoncelle et pianoFantaisiecello and pianopiano reduction from Fantaisie (1935) for cello and orchestra
Vocal1963La grenouille qui se veut faire aussi grosse que le bœufsoprano or tenor and piano, or 2 tenors, 2 baritones and pianostory by Jean de La Fontaine
Choral1963La grenouille qui se veut faire aussi grosse que le bœufmale chorus and pianostory by Jean de La Fontaine
Vocal1963Le coq et le renardsoprano or tenor and piano, or 2 tenors, 2 baritones and pianostory by Jean de La Fontaine
Choral1963Le coq et le renardmale chorus and pianostory by Jean de La Fontaine
Chamber music1963Le coq et le renard
Orchestral1963Six préludesstring orchestra
Opera1964La princesse de ClèvesLa Princesse de Clèvesin 4 acts; based on the novel by Madame de La Fayette
Transcription1964Preludio et momento capricciosoPreludio et Momento capricciosooriginal for piano by Carl Maria von Weber
Ballet1965Adages et variationsAdages et Variationsafter Histoire de Babar by Jean de Brunhoff
Keyboard1965Cinq "Bis"
  1. Pour allécher l'auditoire
  2. Pour les dames sentimentales
  3. En cas de succès
  4. En cas de triomphe
  5. En cas de délire
dedicated to Nadia Boulanger
Concertante1965Concerto pour deux pianos et orchestreConcerto
Film score1965Lady L Lady L directed by Peter Ustinov
Concertante1966Concerto pour flûte et orchestreConcertoflute and orchestra
Concertante1967 Concerto pour clarinette et orchestre Concertoclarinet and orchestradedicated to Fernand Oubradous; premiere given by clarinetist Jacques Lancelot in 1968
Ballet1967Le croupier amoureuxLe croupier amoureuxin 1 act; libretto by François-Régis Bastide
Transcription1967orchestraoriginal for piano by Frédéric Chopin
Concertante1969Jeu poétique en six mouvementsJeu poétique en six mouvementsharp and orchestradedicated to Pearl Chertok
Concertante1970Concerto n° 1 pour violon et orchestreViolin Concerto No. 1violin and orchestradedicated to Roger André
Chamber music1970Quatuor pour cor anglais, violon, alto et violoncelleEnglish horn Quartet English horn, violin, viola and cellodedicated to Janet Craxton
Vocal1971Les inestimables chroniques du bon géant Gargantuanarrator and string orchestrastory after Gargantua by François Rabelais
Keyboard1971Quinze portraits d'enfants d'Auguste Renoir
  1. Le bébé à la cuiller
  2. Jeune Bretonne
  3. Adolescente se peignant
  4. Fillette lisant
  5. Les deux sœurs
  6. Au Jardin du Luxembourg
  7. Fillette au chapeau bleu
  8. Fillette à la gerbe
  9. Mademoiselle Cahen d'Anvers
  10. La petite pêcheuse
  11. Mademoiselle Grimprel au ruban bleu
  12. Au piano
  13. Fillette au chapeau à plume rose
  14. Les enfants de Madame Charpentier
  15. Le petit collégien
inspried by pictures of children by Auguste Renoir; suitable for teaching
Orchestral1971Quinze portraits d'enfants d'Auguste Renoirstring orchestrainspried by pictures of children by Auguste Renoir
Chamber music1971Sept danses, Dixtuor à ventafter the 1935 ballet Les malheurs de Sophie; dedicated to Klaus Rainer Schöll
Orchestral1971Thème et variations pour orchestreTheme and Variationsorchestra
Chamber music1971Trio pour flûte, harpe et violoncelleTrioflute, cello and harpdedicated to Trio Nordmann
Chamber music1972OctuorOctetclarinet, bassoon, horn, 2 violins, viola, cello and double bass"dédié à l'Octuor de Paris et composé à la mémoire vénérée de Franz Schubert"
Orchestral1973La ville mystérieuse, Fantaisie pour grand orchestreLa ville mystérieuse, Fantasyorchestrabased on a novella by Jules Verne
Chamber music1973Neuf pièces caractéristiques, Dixtuor à vent
Transcription1973Six impromptus et moments musicauxflute, violin, viola, cello and harporiginal works for piano by Franz Schubert
Chamber music1974AubadeAubadededicated to the cello section of the Berlin Philharmonic "pour mes célèbres Interprètes (et néanmoins Amis)"
Concertante1974Concerto pour contrebasse et orchestreConcertodouble bass and orchestradedicated to double bassist Wolfgang Güttler
Concertante1974Impromptu pour flûte et orchestre à cordesImpromptuflute and string orchestra (11 players)published 1983
Concertante1974Le gay ParisLe gay Paristrumpet and wind instruments (flute, 2 oboes, 2 clarinets, 2 horns, bassoon, contrabassoon)
Chamber music1974PassacaillePassacailleguitar solo
Chamber music1974Tema con variazioniTheme and Variationsclarinet and pianoorchestrated in 1978
Concertante1978Tema con variazioniTheme and Variationsclarinet and orchestraoriginal version for clarinet and piano (1974)
Orchestral1975Cassazione per 3 orchestreCassazione
Transcription1975Cinq sonatesflute, violin, viola, cello and harporiginal for piano by Domenico Scarlatti
Chamber music1975Cinque piccoli duettiflute and harpdedicated to Christian Lardé and Marie-Claire Jamet
Keyboard1975De la musique avant toute chose, Dix pièces enfantines
(Zehn Stücke für Kinder zum Spielen und Träumen)
Chamber music1975trumpet and pianorevision of Sonatine pour trompette et piano (1952); also orchestrated
Concertante1975trumpet and orchestraoriginal for trumpet and piano; revision of Sonatine pour trompette et piano (1952)
Concertante1976ChaconneChaconneharp and 11 string instruments
Concertante1976Concerto grossoConcerto grossoflute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, horn, 2 violins, viola, cello, double bass and orchestra
Vocal1976La promenade à Versailles, CantateLa promenade à Versailles, Cantatawords by Jean de La Fontaine
Chamber music1976Thème variéTheme and Variationsdouble bass solo
Concertante1976Variations sur un thème plaisantVariations sur un thème plaisantpiano and 2 flutes, 2 oboes 2 clarinets, 2 horns and 2 bassoons (contrabassoon)
Keyboard1977Deux pièces pour clavecinharpsichorddedicated to Joël Forgues
Chamber music1977Quintette pour clarinette en si et quatuor à cordesClarinet Quintetclarinet, 2 violins, viola and cellodedicated to Eduard Brunner
Chamber music1977Sept impromptusflute and bassoon
Concertante1978Concerto pour deux harpes et orchestreConcerto
Vocal1978La cantate des Vieillards
  1. La vieille tante de Rouen
  2. Menuet
  3. Un congrès féministe
La cantate des Vieillardstenor, bass and 11 string instrumentsbased on works by Guy de Maupassant
Orchestral1978Ouverture anacréontiqueOuverture anacréontique
(Anacreontic Overture)
orchestra
Chamber music1978Quasi improvvisandoQuasi improvvisandoflute, piccolo, 2 oboes, clarinet, bass clarinet, bassoon, contrabassoon, 2 horns and trumpetdedicated to conductor Heinz Zeebe
Chamber music1978SerenataSerenata (Serenade)guitar solo
Chamber music1978Suite pour harpeSuiteharp solodedicated to Bernard Galais
Concertante1979Concerto pour basson et 11 instruments à cordes (ou piano)Bassoon Concertobassoon and 11 string instruments (or piano)dedicated to bassoonist and composer Maurice Allard
Concertante1979Concerto n° 2 pour violon et ensemble instrumentalViolin Concerto No. 2violin and instrumental ensemble
Chamber music1979Les petits PaganiniLes petits Paganiniviolin solo and 4 violins
Chamber music1979Petite valse européenne pour tuba et double quintette à ventsLittle European Waltztuba and double wind quintet (2 flutes, 2 oboes, 2 clarinets, 2 bassoons and 2 horns)
Chamber music1980Duo baroqueDuo baroquedouble bass and harp
Chamber music1980Huit bagatelles
Chamber music1980Marche triomphaleMarche Triomphale
Ballet1980Pierrot ou les secrets de la nuitPierrot ou les secrets de la nuit
(Pierrot or the Secrets of the Night)
orchestrain 1 act for 3 dancers; libretto by Michel Tournier
Chamber music1980Tema con 8 variazioniTheme and 8 Variationsviolin solodedicated to Michael Goldstein
Chamber music1981Mozart new-look, Petite fantaisie pour contrebasse et instruments à vent sur la Sérénade de "Don Giovanni"Mozart New-Look, Little Fantasy on the Serenade from "Don Giovanni"double bass and wind dectet (2 flute, 2 oboes, 2 clarinets, bassoon, contrabassoon, 2 horns)based on the aria "Deh, vieni alla finestra" from Don Giovanni by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and also quotes the aria "Près des remparts de Séville" from act I of Carmen by Georges Bizet
Vocal1981Psyché, Féerie pour récitant et orchestrePsyché, Fablenarrator and orchestrastory by Jean de La Fontaine
Chamber music1982Divertissement pour deux guitaresDivertissement
Keyboard1982Huit variations sur le nom de Johannes Gutenbergthematic material is a musical cryptogram on the name of Johannes Gutenberg
Chamber music1982Onze variations sur un thème de Haydnbased on movement I of the Surprise Symphony by Joseph Haydn
Choral1982Trois poèmes de Paul Valéry
  1. Aurore
  2. Cantique des colonnes
  3. Le sylphe
mixed chorus a cappellawords by Paul Valéry
Concertante1982–1983Concerto pour guitare et orchestre à cordesGuitar Concertoguitar and string orchestrapremiered by Narciso Yepes on May 25, 1984 at the Schwetzinger Festspiele
Concertante1983Concerto pour trombone et 10 instruments à ventTrombone Concertotrombone and 10 wind instruments (2 flutes, 2 oboes, clarinet, bass clarinet, bassoon, contrabassoon and 2 horns)recording premiere by Mark Eager and BBC NOW in 1995
Keyboard1983Trois esquisses sur les touches blanches, de difficulté progressive, à l'intention des jeunes pianistes
  1. Le chérubin provisoire
  2. Le rêveur
  3. Le diablotin libéré
progressive difficulty; intended for students
Transcription1984Huit pièces pittoresquesoriginal Pièces pittoresques for piano by Emmanuel Chabrier
Chamber music1984Hommage à l'ami Papageno, Fantaisie sur les thèmes favoris de "La flûte enchantée" de W.A. Mozart pour piano et dix instruments à ventHomage to Our Friend Papageno, Fantasia on Favorite Themes of "The Magic Flute" by Mozartbased on various themes from The Magic Flute ("Ein Mädchen oder Weibchen, "Der Vogelfänger bin ich ja", "Pa … pa … pa ...", etc.) by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Chamber music1984Musique pour faire plaisir
  1. Petit valse – Introduction
  2. Élégie
  3. L'embarquement pour Cythère, Grande valse démocratique
Musique pour faire plaisir
(Music to Give Pleasure)
based on piano works of Francis Poulenc
1. Valse en ut from Album des Six (1919)
2. Élégie for 2 pianos (1959) and Mélancholie (1940)
3. L'embarquement pour Cythère for 2 pianos (1951)
Chamber music1984Sonate pour flûte à bec (ou flûte) et guitareFlute Sonatarecorder (or flute) and guitardedicated to Charles Limouse and Alain Prévost
Keyboard1984Suite profaneSuite profaneorgan
Orchestral1985Ode à la LibertéOde à la Liberté (Ode to Liberty)wind orchestra
Transcription1985original work by Emmanuel Chabrier
Transcription1985HabaneraHabaneracello and pianooriginal for piano by Emmanuel Chabrier
Keyboard1986Messe de mariageMesse de Mariage (Wedding Mass)organcomposed for the wedding of composer and organist Thomas Daniel Schlee at Église Saint-Sulpice, Paris
Chamber music1986Trio pour violon, violoncelle et pianoPiano Trioviolin, cello and piano
Chamber music1987Dixtuor pour quintette à vent et quintette à cordesDectetflute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, horn, 2 violins, viola, cello and double bass
Transcription1987Trois marches militairesflute, piccolo, 2 oboes, 2 clarinets, bassoon, contrabassoon and 2 hornsoriginal work by Franz Schubert
Keyboard1987La promenade d'un musicologue éclectiquededicated to Emile Naoumoff
Chamber music1987Noël nouvelet et Il est né, le Divin Enfant, Deux improvisationsNoël nouvelet and Il est né, le Divin Enfant, 2 Improvisationsdedicated to the cello section of the Berlin Philharmonic
Chamber music1987, 1990Notturno e DivertimentoNotturno e Divertimento
Orchestral1987Pavane pour un génie vivantPavane pour un génie vivant
(Pavane for a Living Genius)
orchestradedication: "À la mémoire de Maurice Ravel, si présent parmi nous..." ("In memory of Maurice Ravel, so present among us...")
Chamber music1987Wind Quintet No. 2flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon and horndedicated to the Aulos Wind Quintet
Concertante1988Concerto pour quinze solistes et orchestreConcerto for 15 Soloists and Orchestraflute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, contrabassoon, horn, trumpet, trombone, tuba, harp, 2 violins, viola, cello, double bass and orchestra"Suivi d'une surprise" ("Followed by a surprise")
Chamber music1988Quintette pour flûte à bec (ou flûte), 2 violons, violoncelle et clavecinQuintet for flute, string trio and harpsichordrecorder, 2 violins, cello and harpsichorddedicated to Carl Dolmetsch
Transcription1989Cortège burlesqueCortège burlesqueoriginal for piano 4-hands by Emmanuel Chabrier
Chamber music1989Le colloque des deux perruchesLe colloque des deux perruchesflute and alto flutededicated to Roberto Fabbriciani
Chamber music1989Quintette n° 2 pour flûte, harpe et trio à cordesFlute Quintet No. 2flute, violin, viola, cello and harp
Transcription1989by Frédéric Chopin
Chamber music1990"Pour commémorer le bicentenaire de la mort de W.A. Mozart" ("To commemorate the bicentennial of the death of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart")
Chamber music1990Trio pour clarinette, alto et pianoClarinet Trioclarinet, viola and piano
Chamber music1990Suite pour quatuor de saxophonesSuite
Concertante1991Double concerto pour flûte, clarinette et orchestreDouble Concertoflute, clarinet and orchestradedicated to Dagmar Becker and Wolfgang Meyer
Orchestral1991Quatre-vingt cinq mesures et un Da CapoEighty-Five Measures and a Da Capochamber orchestra
Chamber music1991SixtuorWind Sextetflute, oboe, clarinet, bass clarinet, bassoon and horn
Vocal1991Triade de toujours, 3 Duos
  1. Débat du cœur et du corps de Villon
  2. Tircis et Amarante
  3. Vif entretien entre la dèche et l'argent
Triade de toujourssoprano, baritone, wind quintet, string quintet and harp
1. words by François Villon
2. words by Jean de La Fontaine
3. words by Aristophanes
Concertante1993Concerto pour accordéon et orchestreAccordeon Concerto accordion and orchestradedicated to Pascal Contet
Keyboard1994NocturneNocturnededication: "À la mémoire du grand Frédéric Chopin" ("In memory of the great Frédéric Chopin")
Chamber music1994Pour remercier l'auditoirePour remercier l'auditoireflute, clarinet, horn, violin, cello and piano
Chamber music1994Quatuor pour clarinette, cor de basset, clarinette basse et pianoClarinet Quartetclarinet, basset horn, bass clarinet and piano
Chamber music1994Trio pour hautbois, basson et pianoTriooboe, bassoon and pianodedicated to William Waterhouse
Transcription1995Nocturne et polonaiseNocturne and PolonaiseorchestraNocturne in C minor, Op. 48 No. 1 and Polonaise in A major, Op. 53 originally for piano by Frédéric Chopin; dedicated to Dr. Peter Hanser-Strecker
Chamber music1995NonettoNonettooboe, clarinet, bassoon, horn, 2 violins, viola, cello and double bassbased on the Quintet in E major for winds and piano, KV 452 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Chamber music1995Trio pour flûte, violoncelle et pianoTrioflute, cello and piano
Chamber music1996Célestes Schubertiades, Fantaisie sur des thèmes de SchubertCélestes Schubertiades, Fantasy on Themes of Schubertbased on themes by Franz Schubert
Chamber music1996Deux pièces pour basson et pianobassoon and pianodedicated to Cathérine Marchèse and Emile Naoumoff
Chamber music1996Sonate pour flûte et pianoFlute Sonataflute and piano
Vocal1997Neuf historiettesbaritone, tenor saxophone and pianowords by Gédéon Tallemant des Réaux

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