Joie Yves Daoust

Dedicated to the composer Gilles Tremblay, this miniature was premiered on October 29th, 1992 during a concert dedicated to the 60th anniversary of the composer. Without wanting to “pastiche” the Tremblay style, I searched for a “colour” to evoke the brillant and sparkling side of his writing. A volley of bells, extracted from a preceding work (Resonnances, created at GMEB, in January, 1992) supplied me with the material and the structural idea. The work begins with the realistic sound of Angelus sounding at the Notre-Dame of Montréal church. This bell, for better or for worse, integrates with the ambient noise of an important artery of the city, and will little by little disappear into the sonic atmosphere and transform itself into a musical “halleluia”.

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