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Gesseney-Rappo Dominique

(18. 01. 1953)

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

Tel: +41 (0)26 666 13 92

www.gesseney-rappo.ch



Genre: Classical Music
Professional activity: Composers
Biography
* 18. 01. 1953.

- 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)

Instrumentation: 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

Instrumentation: 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

Instrumentation: 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

Instrumentation: for 4-8-part mixed choir and tamourine

Duration: 8' 00"
Schola Cantorum
Rue du Sapin 2a
CH-2114 Fleurier
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Le mystère du Calvaire (1990)
Cantata

Instrumentation: 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)

Instrumentation: for mixed choir and brass quartet (2tpt in C and 2tbn)

Kyrie - Gloria.


Duration: 13' 00"
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La nuit passée (1992)

Instrumentation: for 4-part male choir, brass quartet and 2 percussion

Texts: Jean-Dominique Humbert

Duration: 4' 30"
Manuscript
Benedic animea mea (1993)

Instrumentation: for 4-6-part mixed choir

Duration: 3' 30"
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Le mur aux clématites (1993)

Instrumentation: 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)

Instrumentation: for 2 trumpets in C and 2 trombones

1. Lamento – Allegro
2. Andante – con moto – allegro assai

Duration: 13' 00"
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Le Rondo de Cupidon (1994)
Suite in 8 parts

Instrumentation: 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)

Instrumentation: for two trumpets and 2 trombones

Duration: 11' 00"
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Suite guerrière (1994)

Instrumentation: for brass quartet (2tpt, 2tbn)

Duration: 8' 00"
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Le signe de Sarepta (1995)

Instrumentation: 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)

Instrumentation: for 4 male a-cappella voices (soloists)

Texts: Arthur Rimbaud

Duration: 7' 00"
Manuscript
Dei populus liberatus (1997)

Instrumentation: 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)

Instrumentation: for eight mixed voices

Texts: Emile Gardaz

Duration: 6' 00"
Manuscript
Tibi gloria Domine (1998)

Instrumentation: 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)

Instrumentation: for 4-part male choir

Duration: 15' 00"
Editions Labatiaz
ch. Condémines 3
CH-1890 St. Maurice
Odanak (1999)

Instrumentation: for brass quartet, percussion and orchestra (2.2.0.0/0.2.2.0/perc/1.1.1.1.1)

Duration: 15' 00"
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In te sperat anima mea (1999)

Instrumentation: for 4-8-part mixed choir

Duration: 3' 00"
Schola Cantorum
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Pour un dernier adieu (2000)

Instrumentation: 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

Instrumentation: 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)

Instrumentation: for four part male choir or 4 part mixed choir

Texts: Emile Gardaz

Duration: 3' 00"
Manuscript
Automne (2002)

Instrumentation: 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)

Instrumentation: 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"
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Au jardin des délices (2002-2003)

Instrumentation: 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

Instrumentation: 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)

Instrumentation: 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

Instrumentation: for brass ensemble

Duration: 33' 00"
Manuscript
Huit Noëls (1987-2004)

Instrumentation: 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)

Instrumentation: 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)

Instrumentation: 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)

Instrumentation: 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)

Instrumentation: for tenor solo and string quartet

Duration: 12' 00"
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Adama (2006)
Suite

Instrumentation: 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)

Instrumentation: for pan-pipe solo

1. Soliloque
2. Contrastes
3. Mémoire
4. Dérision

Duration: 8' 00"
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Instants (2007)

Instrumentation: 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)

Instrumentation: 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"
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Oasis (2007)

Instrumentation: for wind quintet

Duration: 5' 30"
Bibliothèque Cantonale Universitaire de Lausanne
1014 Lausanne
Suisse
K65 (2008)

Instrumentation: for string orchestra

Duration: 9' 00"
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Flying Colours (2008)

Instrumentation: for brass ensemble (cnt-Eb, 4 cnt-Bb, bgl, tbn, ttbn, btbn, euph, Ebbass) and 2 percussion

Duration: 25' 00"
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Noël blanc (2008)

Instrumentation: 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
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Pastre dei mountagno (2008)

Instrumentation: for four-part choir

After a traditional Provencal Christmas.

Duration: 3' 00"
Editions musicales Charles Huguenin
Rue Du Sapin 2a
CH-2114 Fleurier
Schweiz
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Concerto (2009)

Instrumentation: for panpipes and chamber orchestra (0.2.2.1/2.2.1.0/perc/str)

Duration: 20' 00"
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Ave Maria (2011)

Instrumentation: for 4-5-part mixed a-cappella choir

Duration: 3' 00"
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Usquequo Domine? (2011)

Instrumentation: for 6-part mixed a-cappella choir

Psalm 12.

Duration: 4' 00"
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La mort d'Isaline (2011)

Instrumentation: for brass band

Duration: 3' 30"
Woodbrass Music SA
Rte de Fribourg 30
CH-1724 Le Mouret
Suisse
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Une pierre (2011)

Instrumentation: for mixed a-cappella choir

Texts: Josiane Haas

Duration: 3' 00"
Manuscript
Messe Saint-Othmar (2011)

Instrumentation: for mixed 3-part a-cappella choir (SSBar)

Duration: 9' 00"
Editions musicales Charles Huguenin
Rue Du Sapin 2a
CH-2114 Fleurier
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Concerto (2011)

Instrumentation: 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

Instrumentation: 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)

Instrumentation: for orchestra (1.2.2.1/2.2.2.1/perc/str) with bass solo and mixed choir

Texts: Philippe Gerbet

Duration: 15' 00"
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Je vous salue Marie (2012)

Instrumentation: for 4-part mixed a cappella choir

Duration: 2' 00"
Editions musicales Charles Huguenin
Rue Du Sapin 2a
CH-2114 Fleurier
Schweiz
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A nous! (2013)

Instrumentation: pour choeur à 4 voix mixtes a cappella

Texts: Josiane Haas

Duration: 2' 50"
Editions musicales Charles Huguenin
Rue Du Sapin 2a
CH-2114 Fleurier
Schweiz
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ABChemin6.0 (2013)

Instrumentation: dixtuor pour fl de Pan, fl, hb, clar, cor, bn, 2 vns, alto, vcl

Duration: 9' 00"
Manuscript
Bonsoir princesse (2014)

Instrumentation: pour choeur à 4 voix mixtes a cappella

Texts: Emile Gardaz



Duration: 2' 40"
Editions musicales Charles Huguenin
Rue Du Sapin 2a
CH-2114 Fleurier
Schweiz
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Carlotta ou la Vaticane (2015)
Opéra en 3 actes, sur un livret de Christophe Passer

Commande de l'Opéra de Fribourg

Orchestre: 1111, sax A - 2221- perc (2) - choeur à 3 voix d'hommes - accordéon - cordes (11111)
5 rôles principaux
3 rôles secondaires

Duration: 2h 00"
Manuscript
Dans la plaine les baladins (2017)

Instrumentation: pour choeur à 4 voix mixtes a cappella

Texts: Guillaume Apollinaire



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

Instrumentation: pour clarinette de basset et orchestre de chambre (2002 - 2000 - 54333)

oeuvre concernant en 5 parties, réalisée à partir de 4 tableaux et 1 caricature de Friedrich Dürrenmatt

I Orphée: à qui confier le rôle?
II Divertissement - Monologue de l'oiseau
III Hadès surmené?
IV Divertissement - Berceuse pour un enfant résistant
V Minotaure… humanisé?

Duration: 19' 40"
Manuscript
Diskographie
Créations (ARTLAB Nr. 94795, 1994)
Works:
Gesseney-Rappo, Dominique: Missa brevior (1992)
Baeriswyl, Henri: Gynandropugnade (1993)
With more works of: 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]