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Delacoste François-Xavier

(05. 01. 1950)

Delacoste François-Xavier
Delacoste François-Xavier
Miobesset
c.p. 214
CH-1871 Les Giettes
Suisse


Biography
Born in Monthey (Wallis). Following his studies at the conservatories of Lausanne and Geneva, Delacoste then chose to specialise in orchestration, orchestral conducting and composition. He was professor for harmony, counterpoint and analysis at the Conservatoire supérieur de Musique de Genève and then assumed his positions as the director of the Conservatoire de Musique de Neuchâtel from 1989 until 2005, and the artistic director of the Neuchâtel International Choral Festival. He is often called upon as a juror for national and international competitions. François-Xavier Delacoste is the winner of various prizes, most notably the French Ministry of Culture Prize. He is currently the director of the Conservatoire cantonal du Valais.

Work list
Capriccio pour orchestre de chambre (1974)
(2.2.2.2./2.0.0.0/2perc/str)
A work in two movements (largo - andante), written in traditional notation and with a youth orchestra in mind.
Duration: 13' 00"
Editions Massillon
Miobesset 214
CH-1871 Les Giettes
Concertino pour alto (1976)
for viola and chamber orchestra (2.2.2.2/2.0.0.0/2perc/str)
A version for viola and piano is also available. A work in two movements (largo - allegro moderato) in traditional notation.
Duration: 10' 00"
Editions Massillon
Miobesset 214
CH-1871 Les Giettes
Dieu inconnu (1982)
for choir and obligatory organ
Religious work.
Duration: 4' 00"
Editions d'une Même Voix
CH-1700 Fribourg
Suisse
Chorus pour musique de cuivre (1982)
for six trumpets, six trombones and a tuba
Two movements. Traditional but demanding writing.
Duration: 10' 00"
Editions Massillon
Miobesset 214
CH-1871 Les Giettes
Pour toi (1982)
for mixed choir
Duration: 3' 00"
Editions Labatiaz
ch. Condémines 3
CH-1890 St. Maurice
Supplique à la Vierge Marie (1983)
for mixed choir
Duration: 3' 00"
Manuscript
Quatuor à vent (1983)
for four clarinets (Ebcl, 2Bbcl, bcl)
A piece in three movements (allegro moderato - largo - presto). Traditional but demanding notation.
Duration: 16' 00"
Editions Massillon
Miobesset 214
CH-1871 Les Giettes
Petite suite populaire pour Brass Band (1984)
(Ebssx.3Bbcnt.Bbrepianocnt.Bbgrandbugle.3Ebasx.2Bbbsx.3tbn.Bbeuph.Bbtba.Ebtba)
A piece in four movements (moderato - grave - moderato - allegro) in a traditional, straight-forward writing style. A reworking of four popular melodies from the four regions of Switzerland.
Duration: 8' 00"
Editions Massillon
Miobesset 214
CH-1871 Les Giettes
Que puis-je bien encor chanter? (1985)
for mixed a-cappella choir
Duration: 3' 00"
Editions Labatiaz
ch. Condémines 3
CH-1890 St. Maurice
Métamorphose (1985)
for mixed choir
Duration: 2' 30"
Manuscript
Psaume CXLII (1985)
for mixed choir
Duration: 4' 00"
Manuscript
Seigneur quand la lumière parâit (1986)
for mixed choir and organ
Duration: 3' 00"
Editions Labatiaz
ch. Condémines 3
CH-1890 St. Maurice
Nox et tenebrae et nubila (1986)
for mixed choir and organ
Texts: Marcel Michelet
Duration: 4' 30"
Manuscript
3 bons buveurs (1987)
for mixed choir
Popular chansons from the region of Wallis.
Duration: 3' 00"
Manuscript
Loreley pour orchestre d'harmonie (1988)
(3(pic).2.ca.14.bcl.2.2asx.2bsx.2tsx/2Bbcnt.2tpt.2hn.Bbeuph.tba/3perc/db)
A single - movement composition written in a light, traditional style.
Duration: 11' 00"
Editions Massillon
Miobesset 214
CH-1871 Les Giettes
Ballade pour tuba (1989)
for six trumpets, six trombones, percussion and tuba
Also available in a version for tuba and piano.
This single-movement work is traditional but demanding.
Duration: 13' 00"
Editions Massillon
Miobesset 214
CH-1871 Les Giettes
Le Déserteur (1990)
for soprano, baritone, speaker, mixed choir and orchestra (2.2.2.2/2.2.2.0/perc/hp/str)
Tells the story of the life of the painter Charles-Frédérique Brun alias le Déserteur.
Also available in a version for two soloists, speaker, mixed choir and four-handed piano. A traditionally written piece in four movements requiring a keen amateur choir and professional soloists and musicians.

Duration: 50' 00"
Editions Massillon
Miobesset 214
CH-1871 Les Giettes
Monologue pour violon seul (1992)
Duration: 12' 00"
Editions Massillon
Miobesset 214
CH-1871 Les Giettes
Soliloque pour grand orchestre (1992)
(3(pic).3(ca).3(bcl).3(cbn)/4.2.3.1/3perc/hp/str)
The work is written in one movement in traditionel but demanding notation.
Also available in a version for chamber orchestra (2.2.2.2/2.2.0.0/perc/hp(ad lib)/str) (1997)).

Duration: 11' 00"
Editions Massillon
Miobesset 214
CH-1871 Les Giettes
Quatuor Aes Cyprium (1993)
for wind ensemble (2Bbcnt.Ebcl.Bbeuphonium)
Three movements. Traditional notation but demanding.
Duration: 12' 00"
Editions Massillon
Miobesset 214
CH-1871 Les Giettes
Mouvement pour quatuor de saxophones (1994)
(SATB)
A work in one movement. Traditional yet technically demanding and contemporary in style.
Duration: 14' 00"
Editions Massillon
Miobesset 214
CH-1871 Les Giettes
Diaphane pour Brass Band (1994)
(Ebssx.3Bbcnt.Bbrepianocnt.Bbgrandbugle.3Ebasx.2Bbbsx.3tbn.Bbeuph.Bbtba.Ebtba)
Single movement, traditional notation but demanding.
Duration: 12' 00"
Editions Massillon
Miobesset 214
CH-1871 Les Giettes
Bestiaire (suite alpestre) (1994)
for mixed choir
Traditional yet technically demanding - contemporary written piece in seven movements.
Duration: 12' 00"
Editions "Musica Vallensis"
CH-1890 Saint-Maurice
Résonances pour 2 pianos (1994)
This work in one movement is written in traditional and contemporary notation. Also available in a version for philharmonic orchestra (20',1997).
Duration: 13' 00"
Editions Massillon
Miobesset 214
CH-1871 Les Giettes
Le Guenon, le Singe et la Noix (1994)
for baritone and piano
Duration: 2' 00"
Manuscript
Chanson nouvelle (1996)
for mixed choir
Popular chansons from the region of Unterwallis.
Duration: 4' 00"
Manuscript
Chanson du terroir (1996)
for mixed choir
Popular chansons from the region of Unterwallis.
Duration: 3' 00"
Manuscript
La bergère des vallons (1996)
for mixed choir
Popular chansons from the region of Wallis.
Duration: 3' 00"
Editions Massillon
Miobesset 214
CH-1871 Les Giettes
Credo (1997)
for soprano, mixed choir and orchestra (0.1.0.1/1.1.0.0/perc/str)
Homage to the priest Maurice Zundel.
Also in a version for soprano, mixed choir and piano.
The work has three movements and is written in traditional and contemporary notation. The mixed choir requires a minimum of six voices in each register.

Duration: 45' 00"
Editions Massillon
Miobesset 214
CH-1871 Les Giettes
Le chemin de croix (1999)
for oboe, clarinet and bassoon
Work in a single movement in traditional notation.
Duration: 13' 00"
Editions Massillon
Miobesset 214
CH-1871 Les Giettes
Les Bagnards (1999)
ffor soloists (SMezB), recitation, speaker, mixed choir orchestra (1.1.1.1/1.1.1.1/2perc) and string quintet
A work in twelve scenes. Written in traditional and contemporary notation for mixed amateur choir, solists and professional musicians.
Editions Massillon
Miobesset 214
CH-1871 Les Giettes
La prière d'Adam (2001)
for male vocal quartet
Traditional writing, demanding.
Duration: 4' 00"
Editions Massillon
Miobesset 214
CH-1871 Les Giettes
Le sang sèche mal (2001)
for mixed choir
A work of medium difficulty for mixed amateur choir.
Duration: 3' 00"
Editions Massillon
Miobesset 214
CH-1871 Les Giettes
La guerre (2001)
for mixed choir
A work of medium difficulty for mixed amateur choir.
Duration: 4' 00"
Editions Massillon
Miobesset 214
CH-1871 Les Giettes
Petite symphonie pour archets (2001)
for string quintet
In 3 movements.
Duration: 15' 00"
Editions Massillon
Miobesset 214
CH-1871 Les Giettes
Lhungse (2002)
for violin solo
Competition piece.
Duration: 8' 00"
Editions Massillon
Miobesset 214
CH-1871 Les Giettes
Prière (2002)
for male vocal quartet
Traditional, demanding writing.
Duration: 4' 00"
Editions Massillon
Miobesset 214
CH-1871 Les Giettes
Bestiaire imaginaire (2002)
for mixed vocal ensemble, min. 3 voices per register
Texts: Pierre Coran
A work in 5 movements with demanding traditional and contemporary writing.
Duration: 20' 00"
Editions Massillon
Miobesset 214
CH-1871 Les Giettes
L'annonce faite à Joseph (2003)
Suite
for double choir (max. 8 voices per register) and percussion
Work in three movements with contemporary writing, demanding for the vocal ensemble.
Duration: 25' 00"
Editions Massillon
Miobesset 214
CH-1871 Les Giettes
Le procès de Maurice (2003)
for a good vocal ensemble, soloists and professional instrumentalists
A work in 6 movements in the style of the Moyen Age mysteries, writing is traditional and contemporary.
Duration: 60' 00"
Editions Massillon
Miobesset 214
CH-1871 Les Giettes
Le privilège de l'homme (2004)
for vocal quartet
Humorous work for male vocal ensemble with traditional yet demanding writing.
Duration: 8' 00"
Editions Massillon
Miobesset 214
CH-1871 Les Giettes
Amour mode majeur (2006)
for female ensemble
Duration: 15' 00"
Editions Massillon
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Le zébu taciturne (2006)
for mixed choir (or female choir)
Texts: Pierre Coran
Duration: 3' 30"
Editions Massillon
Miobesset 214
CH-1871 Les Giettes
Triptyque (2007)
for 2 organs and male vocal quartet
Duration: 25' 00"
Editions Massillon
Miobesset 214
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La Foi (2007)
for soprano, viola and speaker
Religious chorale work.
Duration: 2' 00"
Editions Massillon
Miobesset 214
CH-1871 Les Giettes
L'Amour (2007)
for mixed voices and three speaking voices
Religious chorale work.
Duration: 3' 00"
Editions Massillon
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L'Espérance (2007)
for soprano and viola
Religious chorale work.
Duration: 2' 00"
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