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Charrière Caroline

(26. 12. 1960)

Charrière Caroline
Charrière Caroline
Au Village d'Enbas
CH-1665 Estavannens
Suisse

Tel: +41 (0)26 921 38 73
Internet: www.carolinecharriere.ch

Biography
Caroline Charrière was born in Fribourg and completed her studies of the traverse flute at Lausanne Conservatory (teacher and concert diploma in the class of Pierre Wavre). Parallel to these studies she attended courses in composing and orchestration with Jean Balissat. She studied further with the flutist Aurèle Nicolet and later at the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester. In 1990 she began studies in orchestral conducting at Lausanne Conservatory in the class of Hervé Klopfenstein and received her diploma with a special mention.
Composing became more central to the activities of Caroline Charrière after several years of teaching, choir conducting and chamber music and, in the Autumn of 2000, she decided to concentrate exclusively on her compositions. Important commissions include: Pro Helvetia for an oratorio on the Book of Job (2001), from renowned interpreters (Brigitte Balleys, Maria Cristina Kiehr), a festival (concert portrait organised by the 'FrauenmusikForum' in Bern in January 2003) and regular collaboration with the Théâtre des Osses, all of which confirms her decision to be correct.
Never the less Caroline Charrière continues to teach at the conservatory in Fribourg and directs the 'Chœur de Jade'. She is also co-director of the 'Divertimento vocale de Fribourg'.


Work list
Pièce en mib mineur (piece E flat minor) (1982)
Instrumental music
for piano
Duration: 2' 45"
Manuscript
Müdes Lied (1983)
Chamber music
for soprano and piano
Texts: S. Meerbaum-Eisinger
Duration: 2' 00"
Manuscript
Gravités (1984)
Instrumental music
for harpsichord
2 movements: Gravité 1 and Gravité 2.
Duration: 4' 00"
Manuscript
Tragique (1984)
Chamber music
for soprano and piano
Texts: Caroline Charrière
Duration: 1' 15"
Manuscript
Clin d'œil à Satie (1984)
Instrumental music
for piano
Music for a Prévert show at the Théâtre des Osses, Fribourg.
Duration: 2' 00"
Manuscript
Douce journée (1984)
Chamber music
for soprano and piano
Duration: 1' 45"
Manuscript
Tragik (1984)
Chamber music
for soprano and piano
Texts: S. Meerbaum-Eisinger
Duration: 1' 40"
Manuscript
Der Baum singt (1984)
Chamber music
for alto and piano
Texts: K. Wecker
Duration: 3' 00"
Manuscript
Et l'oiseau (1984)
Chamber music
for mezzo-soprano and piano
Texts: Caroline Charrière
Duration: 1' 25"
Manuscript
La vie se meurt (1984)
Chamber music
for soprano and piano
Texts: Caroline Charrière
Duration: 2' 00"
Manuscript
Trauerfarben (1985)
Orchestral / instrumental music
for piano
Duration: 2' 00"
Manuscript
Vous me dites (1985)
Chamber / orchestral music with voice
for soprano and orchestra
Texts: Caroline Charrière
Duration: 3' 30"
Manuscript
Vous me dites (1985)
Chamber / orchestral music with voice
for soprano and piano
Texts: Caroline Charrière
Duration: 3' 30"
Manuscript
Plainte (1986)
Instrumental music
for piano
Duration: 1' 15"
Manuscript
Rêverie (1986)
Instrumental music
for flute and guitar
Duration: 2' 00"
Manuscript
Eile (1986)
Chamber / orchestral music with voice
for soprano and orchestra
Texts: Caroline Charrière
Duration: 2' 30"
Manuscript
Eile (1986)
Chamber / orchestral music with voice
for soprano and piano
Texts: Caroline Charrière
Duration: 2' 30"
Manuscript
Zu gefährlich… (1986)
Chamber music
for soprano and piano
Texts: Caroline Charrière
Duration: 1' 30"
Manuscript
Invocation (1986)
Instrumental music
for piano
Duration: 2' 00"
Manuscript
Méditation (1986)
Chamber music
for flute and organ
Duration: 1' 30"
Manuscript
Petite danse (1987)
Instrumental music
for piano
Music for a Prévert show at the Théâtre des Osses, Fribourg.
Duration: ' 40"
Manuscript
Les douze frères (1988)
Fairytale music
for flute, trombone, glockenspiel and piano
After a brothers Grimm fairytale.
Duration: 45' 00"
Manuscript
Pierres (1989)
Choral music
for mixed choir
Texts: Caroline Charrière
Duration: 3' 30"
Manuscript
Wie oft wohl bin ich schon gewandelt (1989)
for soprano and viola
Texts: Christian Morgenstern
Duration: 2' 00"
Manuscript
Ich stand in der Tür (1990)
Chamber music
for voice (alto) and piano
Texts: Christian Morgenstern
Duration: 2' 45"
Manuscript
Stoer nicht den Schlaf (1990)
Chamber music
for soprano and violin or piano
Texts: Christian Morgenstern
Duration: 2' 45"
Manuscript
J'habitais une tour d'ivoire (1991)
Choral music
for soprano solo and female choir
Texts: Caroline Charrière
Duration: 1' 45"
Manuscript
Trauerfarben (1992)
Orchestral / instrumental music
for chamber orchestra
Duration: 6' 00"
Editions BIM
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Vox aeterna (1992)
Orchestral music with voice
for speaker, female choir and symphony orchestra
Texts: L. Verrey
Duration: 22' 00"
Manuscript
Messe pour chœur a cappella (1993)
Sacred choral music
for mixed choir
Duration: 12' 00"
Manuscript
Agnus Dei (1993)
Choral music
for female choir
Duration: 4' 00"
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Le lac de la lune (1993)
Fairytale music with accompaniment
for children's choir with soloist and electric piano
Piece for children.
Duration: 18' 00"
Manuscript
La voix meurtrie (1994)
Orchestral / chamber music
for saxophone and piano
Duration: 9' 00"
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La voix meurtrie (1994)
Orchestral / chamber music
for chamber orchestra
Duration: 9' 00"
Manuscript
Libera me (1994)
Choral music with accompaniment
for female choir, 2 horns and harp
Duration: 5' 30"
Manuscript
Sixty-nine (1994)
Music for fanfare
for band
Piece for young amateurs.
Duration: 4' 00"
Manuscript
Jeune morte qui revit (1995)
Chamber music
for saxophone and piano
9 pieces.
Duration: 15' 00"
Manuscript
Le cow-boy et la double crème (1996)
Choral music
for alto solo and female choir
Texts: Caroline Charrière
Duration: 2' 00"
Manuscript
Flowing (1996)
Chamber music
for eight saxophones
Duration: 5' 00"
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Lady of silences (1997)
Choral music
for mixed a-cappella choir
Texts: T.S. Eliot
Duration: 4' 30"
Manuscript
Afin qu'ils vivent (1998)
Chamber music
for harp quartet
Duration: 10' 30"
Manuscript
Franziskanische Gottesdienstmusik (1999)
Sacred choral music
for mixed choir, alto and tenor solo and organ
Texts: St.François d'Assise, Chistian Morgenstern
Duration: 17' 30"
Manuscript
4 Miniatures (1999)
Chamber music
for flute, violoncello and harpsichord
Duration: 8' 00"
Manuscript
Death is a mirror (1999)
Choral music with accompaniment
for soprano, female choir and brass quartet
Texts: G.M Hopkins, D. Thomas, J. Keats, C. Charrière
Duration: 13' 30"
Manuscript
Piktors Verwandlungen (2000)
Orchestral / instrumental music
for piano
Music inspired by Hermann Hesse texts. Three pieces.
Duration: 4' 00"
Manuscript
Piktors Verwandlungen (2000)
Orchestral / instrumental music
for chamber orchestra
Music inspired by Hermann Hesse texts. Three pieces.
Duration: 4' 00"
Manuscript
Au cœur du Tibet (2000)
Chamber music
for saxophone and guitar
Piece for Tibetens.
Duration: 6' 30"
Manuscript
Chaos, techno, la faux (2001)
Scenic music
3 pieces recorded on a keyboard
Electronic music for "Le cavalier bizarre", a piece by Ghelderode.
Duration: 3' 45"
Manuscript
La main de la femme, la main de l'homme (2001)
Choral music
for female choir
Texts: Anne-Lise Thurler
Duration: 4' 00"
Editions Labatiaz
ch. Condémines 3
CH-1890 St. Maurice
Le menu de la Bénichon (2001)
Chamber music
for soprano and choir
Duration: 2' 30"
Manuscript
1+1=1+1 (2001)
Chamber music
for recorder and saxophone (soprano and alto)
Duration: 4' 30"
Manuscript
L'enfance en éclats (2001)
Instrumental music
for piano
Duration: 2' 15"
Manuscript
Dies irae (2001)
Orchestral music
for string orchestra
Piece for student orchestra.
Duration: 4' 30"
Manuscript
Le livre de Job (2001)
Oratorio
for mixed choir, speaker, bass, soprano and orchestra
Duration: 1' 10"
Manuscript
Les rats, les roses (2001)
Scenic music
for CD recording (keyboard)
Texts: Isabelle Daccord
Duration: 39' 00"
Manuscript
Face au Monolithe (2002)
Chamber music
for fl, ob, cl, tbn, btbn, 2vn, vc, db
Duration: 2' 30"
Manuscript
Thérèse Raquin (2002)
Scenic music
for string quintet (2 violoncelli)
21 pieces for "Thérèse Raquin" by Emile Zola.
Duration: 35' 00"
Manuscript
Quel est ton nom? (2002)
Musical poem
for female choir, mixed choir, harp, oboe, flute and percussion
Texts: Isabelle Daccord
Duration: 31' 00"
Manuscript
Pour Prévert (2003)
Scenic music
for piano, saxophone and accordion
40 small pieces to accompany poems by Prévert.
Duration: 31' 30"
Manuscript
Du Livre pour toi (2003)
Chamber music
for mezzo-soprano and piano
Texts: Marguerite Burnat-Provins
Cycle of 14 pieces.
Duration: 22' 00"
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Rivolta (2003)
Choral music
for female choir
Texts: Caroline Charrière
Duration: 1' 30"
Manuscript
Introduction et entractes (2003)
Scenic music
for 2 piano
Music for the piece "Naïves hirondelles" by R. Dubillard.
Duration: 5' 30"
Manuscript
Friburgum (2003)
Chamber music
for baritone, harpsichord, violoncello and bass trombone
Texts: Glareanus
Duration: 4' 30"
Manuscript
Dieu (Qohélet) (2003)
Sacred music
for soprano and mezzo-soprano solo, choir and orchestra
Second part of the oratorio "Qohélet".
Duration: 14' 30"
Manuscript
L'aventure de Gauvain (2003)
Scenic music
for CD recording (Keyboard)
Texts: Isabelle Daccord
Piece about the Midde Ages for a class of children.
Duration: 5' 00"
Manuscript
Eau calme, eau vive (2004)
Chamber music
for trio of flutes
Duration: 3' 00"
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Duo no 2 (2004)
Chamber music
for piano and percussion (glockenspiel, suspended cymbals)
Duration: 2' 35"
Manuscript
Miniature (2004)
Chamber music
for saxophone and piano
Duration: 1' 50"
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Trio no 2 (2004)
Chamber music
for violin, violoncello and bassoon
Duration: 3' 00"
Manuscript
Trio no 1 (2004)
Chamber music
for saxophone, guitar and violoncello
Duration: 1' 30"
Manuscript
For Emily (2004)
Choral music
for mixed choir
Texts: Emily Dickinson
Cycle of 8 pieces.
Duration: 11' 00"
Manuscript
Ferias (2004)
Chamber music
for soprano, flute and guitar
Texts: Federico Garcia Lorca
7 poems with interludes.
Duration: 28' 30"
Manuscript
Toccata (2004)
Instrumental music
for piano solo
Duration: 1' 10"
Manuscript
Passé, présences (2004)
Instrumental music
for chamber orchestra
Duration: 10' 00"
Manuscript
Mondiocompatible (2004)
Scenic music
for CD recording (Keyboard)
Music for "Mondiocompatible", a show by Anne Jenny.
Duration: 30' 00"
Manuscript
Qohélet (2005)
Oratorio
for soloists, choir and orchestra
4 scenes.
Duration: 60' 00"
Manuscript
L'Avare (2005)
Scenic music
for 2 violines, viola and harpsichord
11 small pieces for "l'Avare" by Molière.
Duration: 10' 00"
Manuscript
Pièce pour guitare (2005)
Instrumental music
for guitar
Duration: 1' 00"
Manuscript
Psaume 37 (2005)
Sacred choral music with accompaniment
for choir and instrumental ensemble
Duration: 6' 45"
Manuscript
Prélude et danse (2005)
Instrumental music
for violine and organ (or accordion)
2 movements.
Duration: 2' 00"
Manuscript
Variations sur Nouthra Dona (2005)
Instrumental music
for strings
Music for beginners.
Duration: 3' 15"
Manuscript
La maison hantée (2006)
Chamber music
for violine, viola and violoncello
Duration: 1' 20"
Manuscript
Petite valse à ressorts (2006)
Chamber music
for violine, viola and violoncello
Duration: 2' 00"
Manuscript
Victor (2006)
Scenic music
for violine and piano
Several movements for violine and piano, two for piano solo.
Duration: 17' 00"
Manuscript
Psaume 37 (2006)
Sacred music
for choir, clarinet, harp, timpani and strings
Duration: 7' 00"
Manuscript
Quatuor Ophelia (2006)
Chamber music
for string quartet
3 movements inspired by the poems of Anne Perrier (Le Tombeau d'Ophélie).
Duration: 11' 00"
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Femmes de Jérusalem (2006)
Sacred choral music
for mixed a-cappella choir
Texts: Marie-Claire Dewarrat
Cycle of 6 pieces:
1. Sarah (approx. 8'),
2. Marie (approx. 5'45)
3. Marie de Magdala (approx. 2'20)
4. Véronique (approx. 6')
5. Marthe (approx. 1'45 )
Duration: 25' 00"
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Veni creator spiritus (2006)
Sacred choral music
for double choir
Duration: 10' 00"
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Constellations (2006)
Musical poem
for mezzo-soprano, female choir, violine, viola, harp and percussion
Texts: Isabelle Daccord
15 movements.
Duration: 43' 00"
Manuscript
…to gather Paradise (2007)
Chamber music cycle
for mezzo, baritone, 2 trumpets, 2 horns, 2 pianos, clarinet, violin, viola, harp and guitar
Texts: Emily Dickinson
6 pieces for various formations:
1. To search Paradise: quartet for 2 trumpets and 2 horns
2. To be haunted: trio for baritone, horn and piano
3. To search Paradise II: 2 pianos
4. To search Paradise III: clarinet, violin and viola
5. To feel Paradise: harp and guitar
6. To gather Paradise: mezzo, clarinet, violin, viola, harp, piano

Duration: 18' 00"
Manuscript
De Sancta Maria (2007)
Sacred music
for female voice and organ
Texts: Hildegard von Bingen
Duration: 6' 00"
Doblinger
Wien
La forêt enchantée (2007)
Chamber music
for two harps
Duration: 10' 00"
Manuscript
Elégie et petite danse (2007)
Music for wind orchestra
for English horn and wind orchestra
Duration: 6' 00"
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Souvenirs d'une forlane (2007)
Chamber music
for violine, saxophone, bassoon, guitar, violoncello, percussion and piano
Inspired by the forlane "Tombeau de Couperin" by Ravel.
Duration: 4' 20"
Manuscript
Age de saison (2007)
Secular choral music
for mixed a-cappella choir
Texts: Anne-Marie Geinoz
Duration: 4' 30"
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Inferno - Canto uno (2007)
for mixed a-cappella choir
Texts: Dante Alighieri
Duration: 9' 00"
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L'âme suspendue (2007)
Chamber music
for violin, viola and violoncello
Duration: 4' 30"
Manuscript
Tranquillo-Agitato (2007)
Chamber music
for saxophone and piano
Duration: 4' 00"
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Suite Le Temps (2007)
Music for strings
for string orchestra
4 movements: Kronos, L'attente, L'urgence, La nuit.
Duration: 17' 30"
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I am ready to go (2007)
Secular choral music
for mixed a-cappella choir
Texts: Emily Dickinson
Duration: 2' 45"
Manuscript
The Spider (2007)
Secular choral music
for mixed a-cappella choir
Texts: Emily Dickinson
Duration: 4' 20"
Manuscript
Flowers (2008)
Secular choral music
for mixed a-cappella choir
Texts: Emily Dickinson
Duration: 2' 30"
Editions Labatiaz
ch. Condémines 3
CH-1890 St. Maurice
Les saisons (2008)
Instrumental music
for clarinette, horn, percussion and strings
Written for an orchestra of beginners and more advanced orchestra.
Duration: 21' 00"
Manuscript
Psaume 27 (2008)
Sacred music
for female voice and harp
In two movements:
1. Exaudi Domine orationem meam
2. Dominus, illuminatio mea
Duration: 8' 00"
Manuscript
Contrastes (2008)
Chamber music
for flute and piano
Part of the little suite for flute and piano.
Duration: 4' 00"
Manuscript
Deux mouvements (2008)
Chamber music
for saxophone and guitar
Duration: 4' 30"
Manuscript
Petite suite (2009)
Chamber music
for flute and piano
Three movements:
1. Contrastes
2. Vocalise
3. Suspense
1st and 3rd movements are more difficult.
Duration: 10' 00"
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Le voyage de l'âme (2009)
Sacred music
for choir and organ
Text: Ancient Egypt's Book of the Dead.
Duration: 10' 00"
Manuscript
Chants de Bilitis (2009)
Chamber music
for mezzo-soprano, flute and piano
Texts: Pierre Louys
3 movements: Chant pastoral - La pluie au matin - Les contes.
Duration: 7' 00"
Manuscript
La fée qui tremble (2009)
Sceninc music
for voice, piano, glockenspiel and percussion
Texts: Isabelle Daccord
Texts: Several smaller pieces written for two classes at Villars Verde Fribourg elementary school.
Duration: 8' 00"
Manuscript
Naissances (2009)
Instrumental music
for symphony orchestra
Duration: 6' 30"
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Petit secret (2009)
Chamber music
for piano
Duration: 2' 30"
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Psaume 73 (2009)
Sacred choral music
for 2 female choirs, violoncello, harp, Tibeten bells and bowls
Duration: 15' 30"
Manuscript
Malinconico (2009)
Chamber music
for violin, alto and violoncello
Duration: 3' 00"
Manuscript
To call the spirits (2009)
Sacred choral music
for female choir
Duration: 3' 45"
Manuscript
Presentiment (2009)
Chamber music
for baritone, horn and piano
Texts: Emily Dickinson
Duration: 3' 00"
Manuscript
An die ferne Geliebte (2009)
Chamber music
for baritone and piano
Texts: Ludwig van Beethoven
Duration: 2' 30"
Manuscript
Vie de famille (2009)
Secular choral music
for female choir
Texts: Emile Gardaz
Duration: 1' 20"
Frédy Henry Editions Musicales
En Monret
CH-1115 Vuillierens
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Anima mea (2010)
Sacred music
for 8 voices and organ
Texts: Saint-François d'Assise
Duration: 10' 00"
Manuscript
Ouverture festive (2010)
Orchestral music
for chamber orchestra
Duration: 5' 00"
Manuscript
Inner peace (2011)
Solo
for alto sax, soprano sax and MaxMSP
Duration: 3' 00"
Manuscript
Tu m'as demandé (2011)
Chamber music
for tenor and piano
Texts: Marguerite Burnat-Provins
Duration: 3' 00"
Manuscript
Wherever you go (2011)
Sacred choral music
for female choir and mixed choir
Text: Book of Ruth (Bible)
Executed by placing the choir and soloist at the 4 corners of the church.
Duration: 6' 00"
Manuscript
Gelobt und gepriesen (2011)
Sacred choral music
for mixed choir and organ
Texts: Guido Burri
For a parish choir.
Duration: 3' 00"
Manuscript
Komm herab, o heil'ger Geist (2011)
Sacred choral music
for mixed choir and organ
For a parish choir.
Duration: 4' 30"
Manuscript
4 Lieder (2011)
Secular choral music
for vocal ensemble and 4-handed piano
Texts: Joseph von Eichendorff, Ludwig Uhland, Georg Friedrich Daumer
Duration: 10' 00"
Manuscript
(2013)

Duration: 4' 30"
Manuscript
Diskographie
Bibliography
Portrait: Caroline Charrière, in: Revue Musicale Suisse (Schweizerische Musikzeitung) 1 (2003), S. 21-22
Porträt-Konzerte Caroline Charrière in Bern, in: Cling/Klong 49 (2003)
Coupe de projection sur Caroline Charrière, in: Chorus 8 (2002), S. 24-25
Entrevue avec la compositrice fribourgeoise Caroline Charrière, in: Cling/Klong 34 (1994), S. 4-11