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Villard Valentin

(07. 05. 1985)

Villard Valentin
Villard Valentin
Chemin de l'Eglise, 3
CH-1026 Echandens
Suisse

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Internet: www.valentinvillard.org

Biography
Valentin Villard was born in Lausanne, Switzerland. He studied piano privately with Hélène Uldry, who also taught him the rudiments of harmony, counterpoint and conducting. He received his school education under the teaching methods of the Rudolf Steiner School in Lausanne which was, as he says himself, "a determining factor in his artistic development".
From 1996 to 2003 he studied clarinet with Michel Descloux. In 2000, at the age of fifteen, he gave his first performance on the organ, an instrument he has always been attracted to. Since then, he has worked intensively as an organist, regularly participating in concerts as an accompanist and holding the position of auxiliary organist in the Catholic parish of Morges.
In 2004, he was appointed musical director of Morges parish choir, and was admitted to the Conservatoire de Musique in Geneva to study the Teaching of Music Theory and Composition. His tutors included Nicolas Bolens and Michael Jarrell for composition, Luis Naon for electro-acoustics, and Eric Daubresse for analogue and digital audio technologies. In other subjects, for which he obtained respective professional certificates between 2006 and 2008, he was taught harmony by Jean-Claude Schlaepfer, solfeggio by Didier Godel, counterpoint by Nicolas Bolens, and orchestration by Xavier Dayer and Nicolas Bacri. He has also taken courses in acoustics and music production with Jean Keraudren and Thierry Simonot.
Valentin Villard now regularly works with conductors and choirmasters such as Renaud Bouvier, Christophe Gesseney, Dominique Tille, François Bataillard, and organist-composer Gaël Liardon. He obtained his BA in Composition in 2009 and is completing a diploma in Teaching Music Theory in Geneva. He is also preparing to undertake a Master of Arts in Composition which would involve studying in Amsterdam.
He has received commissions from numerous festivals and vocal and instrumental ensembles, including the European Festival of Youth Choirs (Basel, 2010), the Swiss Youth Choir, the female vocal ensemble Callirhoé, Lausanne Youth Choir, and Da Chiesa String Orchestra (Montreux, Switzerland). His musical catalogue notably includes accompanying music (his favoured field between 2001 and 2005), symphonic orchestral music and religious music.


Work list
Première Sonate, op. 1 (2001)
for piano
Duration: 8' 00"
Manuscript
Messe solennelle française, op. 2 (2001)
for violin solo, mixed choir and organ
Duration: 20' 00"
Manuscript
Fantaisie, op. 3 (2001)
for soprano saxophone, percussion, 2 violoncello and piano
Duration: 4' 00"
Manuscript
Symphonie, op. 4 (2001)
for chamber orchestra (2.2.2.2/0.0.0.0/str)
Duration: 25' 00"
Manuscript
"S'ils se taisent les pierres crieront", op. 5 (2001)
Scenic music
for children's choir and fl, cl, 2sx, perc, vn, vc, pf
Duration: 29' 00"
Manuscript
Trois motets de Noël, op. 6 (2001)
for 3 solo voices a-cappella (2 sopranos, 1 alt)
Duration: 6' 00"
Manuscript
Concerto pour violon, op. 7 (2001-2002)
for violin solo and chamber orchestra (2.1.4.0/0.2.0.0/timp.2perc/str)
Duration: 15' 00"
Manuscript
Gloria, op. 9 (2002)
"Celtique"
for three male voices (tenor, baritone, bass) and organ
Duration: 8' 00"
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"Himmelwärts", op. 10 (2002)
Scenic music
for trumpet, percussion, violoncello and piano
Duration: 12' 00"
Manuscript
"Le paralytique", op. 11 (2002-2003)
Scenic music
for recorder, clarinet, percussion, violin, double bass, mixed choir (SATB) and organ
Texts: Abbé Jean-Pascal Vacher
Duration: 35' 00"
Manuscript
"Ondine", op. 12 (2003)
Ballet
Electroacoustic music (acousmatic)
Duration: 40' 00"
Manuscript
"La pile à combustible", op. 13 (2003)
Film music
Electroacoustic music.
Duration: 5' 00"
Manuscript
Exultet, op. 14 (2003)
Religious hymn
for 3 trumets, percussion, solo child's voice, tenor solo (officiant), mixed choir (SATB) and organ
Duration: 14' 00"
Manuscript
Cantique de Moïse, op. 15 (2004)
Religious hymn
for child's voice solo (or soprano solo), choir and organ
Duration: 4' 00"
Manuscript
"Peord", op. 16 (2004)
Film music
for symphony orchestra (2.2.2.2/2.2.3.0/timp.2perc/str)
Duration: 50' 00"
Manuscript
"Andorra", op. 17 (2004)
Scenic music
Electroacoustic music (acousmatic).
Duration: 3' 00"
Manuscript
Salve Regina, op. 18 (2004)
Motet
for mixed choir (SATB) a-cappella
Duration: 4' 00"
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Ostinato "Cornavin", op. 19 (2004)
for percussion instruments (min. 3) and large string orchestra (min. 16.16.12.10.8)
Duration: 7' 00"
Manuscript
Miroir, op. 20 (2004)
for violin and organ
Duration: 3' 00"
Manuscript
"Pièce sur une seule note" op. 21 (2005)
for clarinet, bassoon, percussion, harp, violin and double bass
Duration: 2' 00"
Manuscript
"Habitation", op. 22 (2005)
for violin solo
Duration: 5' 00"
Manuscript
"Pulsations", op. 23 (2005)
for bassoon solo
Duration: 2' 00"
Manuscript
Tollite Hostias, op. 25 (2005)
Motet
for mixed choir (SATB) and organ
Duration: 25' 00"
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Scherzo, op. 26 (2005)
for concert band
Duration: 7' 00"
Manuscript
"Au fil de l'eau", op. 31 (2006-2008)
Electroacoustic music
Duration: 55' 00"
Manuscript
Toccata, op. 32 (2006)
for grand organ solo
Duration: 3' 00"
Manuscript
Symphonie pour timbales, op. 33 (2006)
for 1 percussion (4 kettle drums)
Duration: 6' 00"
Manuscript
Etude pour caisse claire, op. 34 (2006)
for 1 percussion instrument (1 snare drum)
Duration: 4' 00"
Manuscript
Derborence, op. 35 (2006-2007)
for bass clarinet, contrabassoon, harp, violoncello, double bass and percussion
Duration: 7' 00"
Manuscript
Trio à cordes avec électronique, op. 36 (2006-2007)
for violin, viola, violoncello and multi-channel (8) electronic device, patch Max-MSP
Duration: 9' 00"
Manuscript
Deux cantiques pour le martyr de Saint Jean-Baptiste, op. 28 (2006)
Motet
for voice solo (singer or unisono choir) and organ
Duration: 6' 00"
Manuscript
"If" op. 29 (2006)
for mezzosoprano, guitar, percussion and double bass
Texts: Rudyard Kipling
Duration: 10' 00"
Manuscript
Ave Regina caelorum, op. 30 (2006)
Motet
for soprano solo, tenor solo, mixed choir (SATB) and large organ
Duration: 11' 00"
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Aeterna, op. 37 (2007)
Symphony for a liturgy
for 2 trumpets (1 also plays piccolo), tenor trombone, bass trombone, percussion and large organ
Duration: 20' 00"
Manuscript
Cantus Amorifici, op. 38 (2007)
Cantata
for soprano, large choir (S1S2A1A2T1T2B1B2), children's choir ad lib an large organ
Duration: 35' 00"
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"Passion" op. 40 (2007-2008)
for instrumental ensemble (1.1.1.1/1.0.1.0/2perc/1.1.1.1) and multichannel electronic device (4), patch Max-MSP
Duration: 15' 00"
Manuscript
De profundis, op. 41 (2008)
Motet
for double choir a-cappella (S1A1T1B1 – S2A2T2B2)
Duration: 5' 00"
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Où vont tous ces enfants..., op. 42 (2008)
for piano solo and live electronics, multichannel (8), patch Max-MSP
Duration: 11' 00"
Manuscript
Deux prières op. 43 (2008)
for soprano (or tenor) solo and organ
Duration: 8' 00"
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Messe à six voix, op. 44 (2008-2010)
for soli (SMsATBarB) and mixed a-cappella choir (SMsATBarB)
Duration: 30' 00"
Manuscript
Quatre motets de la Passion, op. 48 (2009)
for tenor solo and mixed a-cappella choir (SATB)
Duration: 9' 00"
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O nox..., op. 45 (2009)
for sprano solo, bass solo, vocal quartet (SATB) and mixed a-cappella choir (SATB)
Text: Jean-Philippe Rameau, taken from "hymne à la nuit".
Duration: 6' 00"
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Concerto pour orgue, op. 46 (2009)
"Alors ta lumière jaillira comme l'aurore" Isaac 58:8
for large organ solo and string orchestra (min.: 10.10.8.6.4)
Duration: 23' 00"
Manuscript
Nov saùt svizra, op. 47 (2009-2010)
Dance (ballet)
for 2 bass clarinets, percussion and female choir (S1S2A1A2)
Duration: 8' (version concert; version avec chorégraphie: 12')
Manuscript
Ascendit Deus, op. 49 (2010)
Motet
for large mixed choir (or vocal ensemble) and 16 voices a-cappella (4S4A4T4B)
Duration: 6' 00"
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Memorare, op. 50 (2010)
Motet
for female a-cappella choir (SMez) and mixed a-cappella choir (2S2A2T2B - 2 conductors!)
Duration: 10' 00"
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