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Gesseney-Rappo Dominique

(18. 01. 1953)

Gesseney-Rappo Dominique
Gesseney-Rappo Dominique
Chemin du Mont 2
CH-1537 Champtauroz
Suisse

Tel: +41 (0)26 666 13 92
Internet: www.gesseney-rappo.ch

Biography
- Professional musical studies at the conservatories of Lausanne and Fribourg
- Received his diploma for violoncello in the class of Paul Burger
- Student of orchestration with John Balissat
- Choirmaster
- Written a number of important choral works at varying levels of difficulty
- Composition took, since 1988, a more important role in his professional activities; an orientation towards instrumentation since this date is marked.
- Honoured in 2003 by the Lausanne Cantonal and University Library with the publication of 'Dominique Gesseney-Rappo – liste des œuvres' (Jean-Louis Matthey)


Work list
A la Santé (1982)
for four male voices (TTBB)
Texts: Guillaume Apollinaire
Duration: 4' 30"
Manuscript
Gesseney-Rappo: Le Diable et le papetie (1985)
Sung, spoken and acted musical play
for 4 mixed voices and piano
Texts: Gil Pidoux
Based on a legend from the area of Auvergne.
Duration: 30' 00"
Editions Labatiaz
ch. Condémines 3
CH-1890 St. Maurice
Au pays du Petit Prince (1986)
Scenic play
for children's choir, speaker, actors and orchestra (2.2.2.2/2.2.2.0/2perc/str) (or piano)
Texts: Emile Gardaz
1. Invitation
2. Hérisson qui pique
3. Joli temps
4. Dis, moineau
5. Pluie-parapluie
6. Le bateau-rêve
7. Ami rusé
8. Mon ami le bœuf
9. Le hibou de la tour
10. La danse de l'île
11. Les couleurs de l'aveugle
12. Un ami qui s'enva
Duration: 2h 00"
Editions Labatiaz
ch. Condémines 3
CH-1890 St. Maurice
Exultate Deo (1989)
Psalms 81
for 4-8-part mixed choir and tamourine
Duration: 8' 00"
Schola Cantorum
Rue du Sapin 2a
CH-2114 Fleurier
Suisse
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Le mystère du Calvaire (1990)
Cantata
for mixed choir, children's choir (female voices ad lib.) and organ
Lyrics derive from 'La liturgie des Heures' (C.F.C) and Emile Gardaz (nr 5-7).
1. Le mystère du Calvaire
2. Tu les sauvais
3. Christ est allé dans le jardin
4. O nuit, de quel éclat tu resplendis
5. Au jardin, ce matin
6. Christ était né sur une croix
7. Seigneur, la vie je te la dois
Duration: 20' 00"
Editions Cantate Domino
CH-2114 Fleurier
Suisse
Missa brevior (1992)
for mixed choir and brass quartet (2tpt in C and 2tbn)
Kyrie - Gloria.

Duration: 13' 00"
Editions BIM
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CH-1674 Vuarmarens
Suisse
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La nuit passée (1992)
for 4-part male choir, brass quartet and 2 percussion
Texts: Jean-Dominique Humbert
Duration: 4' 30"
Manuscript
Benedic animea mea (1993)
for 4-6-part mixed choir
Duration: 3' 30"
Schola Cantorum
Rue du Sapin 2a
CH-2114 Fleurier
Suisse
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Le mur aux clématites (1993)
for four male voices
Texts: Aloys Lauper
Duration: 3' 00"
Editions Labatiaz
ch. Condémines 3
CH-1890 St. Maurice
Quatuor de cuivres no 1 (1994)
for 2 trumpets in C and 2 trombones
1. Lamento – Allegro
2. Andante – con moto – allegro assai
Duration: 13' 00"
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CH-1674 Vuarmarens
Suisse
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Le Rondo de Cupidon (1994)
Suite in 8 parts
for 4-8-part mixed choir, baritone solo, oboe, harp and violoncello
Texts: Henri de Régnier, Charles Cros, Alfred de Musset, Gérard de Nerval, M. Desbordes-Valmore, Charles Baudelaire
1. Si j'ai parlé d'amour
2. Croquis
3. La nuit d'octobre
4. Des jours enchantés
5. La sincère
6. Si j'ai aimé
7. Une allée au Luxembourg
8. La mort des amants
Duration: 30' 00"
Manuscript
Quatuor de cuivres No. 1 (1994)
for two trumpets and 2 trombones
Duration: 11' 00"
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Suite guerrière (1994)
for brass quartet (2tpt, 2tbn)
Duration: 8' 00"
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Le signe de Sarepta (1995)
for soprano, alto and baritone soli, 4-part mixed choir and brass quartet (2tpt in C and 2tbn)
Texts: André Durussel
1. Sur cette citadelle
2. Crocite corones
3. Lève-toi à nouveau
4. Shema, 'Ysraël, shema !
5. Or, il arriva
6. O veuve hospitalière
7. Qu'y a-t-il étranger?
8. Donne-moi ton fils
9. Comme un souffleur de verre

Duration: 35' 00"
Editions Cantate Domino
CH-2114 Fleurier
Suisse
Ophélie (1996)
for 4 male a-cappella voices (soloists)
Texts: Arthur Rimbaud
Duration: 7' 00"
Manuscript
Dei populus liberatus (1997)
for baritone solo, 6-part mixed choir, piano and two percussionists
1. Viae Sion lugent
2. Confitemini Domino

Duration: 13' 00"
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Le monde inconnu (1998)
for eight mixed voices
Texts: Emile Gardaz
Duration: 6' 00"
Manuscript
Tibi gloria Domine (1998)
for 2 horns in F (or brass quartet: 2tpt in C and 2tbn) and 4-6-part mixed choir
Duration: 10' 00"
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Messe Sainte-Alida (1999)
for 4-part male choir
Duration: 15' 00"
Editions Labatiaz
ch. Condémines 3
CH-1890 St. Maurice
Odanak (1999)
for brass quartet, percussion and orchestra (2.2.0.0/0.2.2.0/perc/1.1.1.1.1)
Duration: 15' 00"
Editions BIM
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CH-1674 Vuarmarens
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In te sperat anima mea (1999)
for 4-8-part mixed choir
Duration: 3' 00"
Schola Cantorum
Rue du Sapin 2a
CH-2114 Fleurier
Suisse
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Pour un dernier adieu (2000)
for four part male choir
Texts: Daniel Rausis
Duration: 3' 00"
Editions Labatiaz
ch. Condémines 3
CH-1890 St. Maurice
La dernière touche (2000)
Suite
for coprano, alto, speaker, male choir and orchestra (2.2.2.2/2.2.2.1/2perc/str)
Texts: Aloys Lauper
Duration: 34' 00"
Manuscript
Faitez la fête! (2001)
for four part male choir or 4 part mixed choir
Texts: Emile Gardaz
Duration: 3' 00"
Manuscript
Automne (2002)
for 4-part mixed a-cappella choir
Texts: Simone Collet
Duration: 3' 00"
Editions Foetisch Frères SA
c/o Hug Musique SA
Grand-Pont 2bis
1003 Lausanne
Schweiz
Ecce tu pulchra es (2002)
for 4-9-part mixed a cappella choir
Texts: John Milton, Charles Baudelaire
1. Dixit quoque Dominus
2. One fatal tree
3. Ibi dabo ubera mea

Duration: 18' 00"
Editions BIM
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CH-1674 Vuarmarens
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Au jardin des délices (2002-2003)
for a four-part mixed choir, soloist quartet (TTBarB) and string quartet
Song of Songs.
1. Prologue
2. Lève-toi, ma grande amie, ma belle
3. Interlude
4. Je l'ai cherché sans le trouver
5. Sortez, filles de Sion
Duration: 28' 00"
Manuscript
Fribours - St-Pétersbourg, aller simple (2003)
Spectacle musical
for soprano, tenor and baritone solo, mixed choir, small orchestra (ob, sx, tpt, 2tbn, perc, balalaika, acc, db) and comedians
Duration: 80' 00"
Manuscript
Bergers, quittez vos brebis (2003)
for 4-5 male voices a-cappella
Duration: 2' 00"
Editions Labatiaz
ch. Condémines 3
CH-1890 St. Maurice
Le barbier de la Corde (2003)
Scenic music
for brass ensemble
Duration: 33' 00"
Manuscript
Huit Noëls (1987-2004)
for 4-part male choir and tenor solo
From popular melodies.
Duration: 24' 00"
Editions Labatiaz
ch. Condémines 3
CH-1890 St. Maurice
Lei pastourèu (2004)
for 4-part male choir and tenor solo
Texts: Micoulau Saboly
Duration: 3' 00"
Editions Labatiaz
ch. Condémines 3
CH-1890 St. Maurice
Le Noël des trois Rois (2004)
for 4-part male choir and tenor solo
From three popular christmas carols.
Duration: 3' 00"
Editions Labatiaz
ch. Condémines 3
CH-1890 St. Maurice
Lumen Vitae (2004)
for soprano, tenor and baritone soli, mixed choir and orchestra (3 oboes, horn in F and string quintet)
1. In domum Domini ibimus
2. De profundis ad te clamavi
3. Pax super Israel
4. Ecce quam bonum

Duration: 26' 00"
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L'aube dérobée (2005)
for string quartet
1. Allegretto - 2. Andante, affettuoso - 3. Presto, enjoué - 4. Lento – agitato – molto lento.
Duration: 22' 00"
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Nunc dimittis (2005)
for tenor solo and string quartet
Duration: 12' 00"
Editions BIM
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Adama (2006)
Suite
for mixed choir, soprano and alto sax, djembe and speaker
Texts: Jyaleen
Duration: 3' 00"
Editions Labatiaz
ch. Condémines 3
CH-1890 St. Maurice
Instants (2006)
for pan-pipe solo
1. Soliloque
2. Contrastes
3. Mémoire
4. Dérision
Duration: 8' 00"
Editions BIM
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CH-1674 Vuarmarens
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Instants (2007)
for pan-pipe solo and string quartet
1. Soliloque
2. Contrastes
3. Mémoire
4. Dérision
Duration: 14' 00"
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Quam grande est nomen tuum (2007)
for 3 - 6 part female a-cappella choir
1. Beatus vir (d'après de psaume 1)
2. Quare Domine? (d'après le psaume 10)
3. Domine dominator noster (d'après le psaume 8)
Duration: 9' 30"
Editions BIM
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CH-1674 Vuarmarens
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Oasis (2007)
for wind quintet
Duration: 5' 30"
Bibliothèque Cantonale Universitaire de Lausanne
1014 Lausanne
Suisse
K65 (2008)
for string orchestra
Duration: 9' 00"
Editions BIM
case postale
CH-1674 Vuarmarens
Suisse
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Flying Colours (2008)
for brass ensemble (cnt-Eb, 4 cnt-Bb, bgl, tbn, ttbn, btbn, euph, Ebbass) and 2 percussion
Duration: 25' 00"
Editions BIM
case postale
CH-1674 Vuarmarens
Suisse
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Noël blanc (2008)
for 4-part mixed a-cappella choir
Texts: Marie-Claire Dewarrat
Duration: 4' 00"
Editions musicales Charles Huguenin
Rue Du Sapin 2a
CH-2114 Fleurier
Schweiz
Tel. +41 (0)32 861 37 19
Pastre dei mountagno (2008)
for four-part choir
After a traditional Provencal Christmas.
Duration: 3' 00"
Editions musicales Charles Huguenin
Rue Du Sapin 2a
CH-2114 Fleurier
Schweiz
Tel. +41 (0)32 861 37 19
Concerto (2009)
for panpipes and chamber orchestra (0.2.2.1/2.2.1.0/perc/str)
Duration: 20' 00"
Editions BIM
case postale
CH-1674 Vuarmarens
Suisse
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Ave Maria (2011)
for 4-5-part mixed a-cappella choir
Duration: 3' 00"
Editions BIM
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CH-1674 Vuarmarens
Suisse
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Usquequo Domine? (2011)
for 6-part mixed a-cappella choir
Psalm 12.
Duration: 4' 00"
Editions BIM
case postale
CH-1674 Vuarmarens
Suisse
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La mort d'Isaline (2011)
for brass band
Duration: 3' 30"
Woodbrass Music SA
Rte de Fribourg 30
CH-1724 Le Mouret
Suisse
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www.woodbrass-music.ch/
Une pierre (2011)
for mixed a-cappella choir
Texts: Josiane Haas
Duration: 3' 00"
Manuscript
Messe Saint-Othmar (2011)
for mixed 3-part a-cappella choir (SSBar)
Duration: 9' 00"
Editions musicales Charles Huguenin
Rue Du Sapin 2a
CH-2114 Fleurier
Schweiz
Tel. +41 (0)32 861 37 19
Concerto (2011)
for saxophone quartet and chamber orchestra (2.2.0.2/2.2.0.0/perc/str)
Duration: 19' 00"
Manuscript
Gesseney-Rappo: La vie qui va (2012)
Song cycle
for soprano solo and accordion
Texts: Pierre-Alain Tâche
1. Vallée
2. Navizence
3. Foins
4. Un chemin va
5. Face à Grimentz
6. Un mort
7. Vendredi Saint
8. Bisse roux
9. Un bilan
Duration: 20' 00"
Manuscript
Gesseney-Rappo: SAHARIA (2012)
for orchestra (1.2.2.1/2.2.2.1/perc/str) with bass solo and mixed choir
Texts: Philippe Gerbet
Duration: 15' 00"
Editions BIM
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CH-1674 Vuarmarens
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Je vous salue Marie (2012)
for 4-part mixed a cappella choir
Duration: 2' 00"
Editions musicales Charles Huguenin
Rue Du Sapin 2a
CH-2114 Fleurier
Schweiz
Tel. +41 (0)32 861 37 19
(2013)

Texts: Josiane Haas
Duration: 2' 50"
Editions musicales Charles Huguenin
Rue Du Sapin 2a
CH-2114 Fleurier
Schweiz
Tel. +41 (0)32 861 37 19
(2013)

Duration: 9' 00"
Manuscript
(2014)

Texts: Emile Gardaz

Duration: 2' 40"
Editions musicales Charles Huguenin
Rue Du Sapin 2a
CH-2114 Fleurier
Schweiz
Tel. +41 (0)32 861 37 19
(2015)


Duration: 2h 00"
Manuscript
(2017)

Texts: Guillaume Apollinaire

Duration: 2' 10"
Editions Labatiaz
ch. Condémines 3
CH-1890 St. Maurice
(2017)


Duration: 19' 40"
Manuscript
Diskographie
Créations (ARTLAB Nr. 94795, 1994)
Werke:
Gesseney-Rappo, Dominique: Missa brevior (1992)
Baeriswyl, Henri: Gynandropugnade (1993)
Mit weiteren Werken von: André Ducret, René Oberson
Info: www.fonoteca.ch
Bibliography
Matthey, Jean-Louis: "Revendiquer la plus grande liberté possible". Rencontre avec Dominique Gesseney-Rappo, in: Dissonanz 102 (2008), S. 36-39 [Internet]