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Pantillon François

(15. 01. 1928)

Pantillon François
ch. des Cerisiers 30
CH-1789 Lugnorre
Suisse
Tel: +41 (0)26 673 11 52
Fax: +41 (0)26 673 22 88


Biography
François Pantillon was born in La Chaux-de-Fonds. He is the third generation of a family of musicians. He conducted his first concerts while still at high school and studied the violin with his father. In 1948 he received his diploma from the Swiss Music-Pedagogical Society. From 1949 until 1954 he studied at the Royal Conservatory in Brussels with violin under Carlo Van Neste and composition under Jean Absil. He studied conducting under E Ferrara, P van Kempen, H. von Karajan.
His activities include violinist, choirmaster, and conductor. He was awarded the music prize of canton Bern in 1979. Except for numerous pieces for a cappella choir and an instrumental work, he began composing late in life. From 1986 on he was encouraged by the success of his oratorio 'Clameurs du Monde', which was selected for the Slovakian Philharmonic's Swiss tour in 1991. This led to several works, including his opera 'Die Richterin', premiered at the Bern Theatre in 1991.


Work list
2 Motets d'après Saint Jean (1997)
for mixed choir
Duration: 7' 00"
Editions musicales Cantemus
Chemin des Cerisiers 30
CH-1789 Lugnorre
Tel. +41 (0)26 673 11 52
Te Deum 2000 (1998-1999)
for 4 soloists, mixed choir, organ and orchestra (3.2.2.2/4.3.3.1/timp.2perc/str)
Duration: 21' 00"
Editions musicales Cantemus
Chemin des Cerisiers 30
CH-1789 Lugnorre
Tel. +41 (0)26 673 11 52
Imaginaire couleur du ciel (1998)
Sinfonietta
for string orchestra and percussion
Duration: 17' 00"
Editions musicales Cantemus
Chemin des Cerisiers 30
CH-1789 Lugnorre
Tel. +41 (0)26 673 11 52
Concerto "La Clairière" (2004-2006)
Thunese violin concert
for violin and orchestra (2.2.2.2/3.2.2.0/timp.perc/hp/str)
Duration: 25' 00"
Editions musicales Cantemus
Chemin des Cerisiers 30
CH-1789 Lugnorre
Tel. +41 (0)26 673 11 52
Oliveraie (2006)
Duo
for flute and horn
Duration: 4' 00"
Editions musicales Cantemus
Chemin des Cerisiers 30
CH-1789 Lugnorre
Tel. +41 (0)26 673 11 52
Les Vignes en fleur (Cantique des Cantiques) (2007)
A little impressionistic cantata
for soprano and piano (or 5 instruments: fl, hn, vn, 2vc)
Duration: 6' 00"
Editions musicales Cantemus
Chemin des Cerisiers 30
CH-1789 Lugnorre
Tel. +41 (0)26 673 11 52
Bibliography
Pantillon, François: Arthur Furer des chemins universels, in: Revue musicale de Suisse Romande (Septembre 1997) (1997)