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Buhler Philippe

(15. 05. 1919)

Buhler Philippe
Buhler Philippe
Route de Condémine 42
CH-1030 Bussigny-Lausanne (VD)
Suisse

Tel: +41 (0)21 701 0005
Fax: +41 (0)21 701 0005



Genre: Classical Music
Professional activity: Composers
Biography
* 15. 05. 1919.

Phillipe Buhler was born in Lausanne. He completed his secondary school education at the Scheurer-Kestner Highschool in Thann (Haut-Rhin) and made his undergraduate studies(?) at the University of Strasbourg. His studies in music began at the age of 6: first with his mother, who had diplomas from the conservatories of Lausanne and Geneva, and later in Mulhouse at the Conservatoire National under the tutelage of Philippe Strubin (harmony) and Marie Thérèse Frey (piano). From 1941 to 1943 he took refuge in Lyon, he worked with César Geoffray (harmony and choral direction). In 1944/45 he visited courses held by Alexandre Dénéréaz at the Conservatoire de Lausanne. Later, after the war, he lived from 1954 to 1956 in the USA. He studied at the University of Redlands (California) and made his BA and MA in composition and musicology.
From 1942 to 1944 Philippe Buhler taught musical theory and singing at schools in Toulon and Cahors. From 1945 to 1949 he joined the Conservatoire de Mulhouse where he taught a piano class and directed the concert choir Concordia. From 1950 onwards Phillipe Buhler emigrated to the USA and taught in different private schools in Connecticut and later in California. From 1965 to 1971 he taught harmony, musical theory and composition at the North Carolina School of the Arts (Winston-Salem) and directed the vocal ensemble The Camerata Singers, which went on tour through Europe in 1970/71. After returning to Switzerland in autumn 1971 he taught music until 1984 at several secondary schools in Geneva and directed choirs in the cantons of Geneva and Vaud including the Union Chorale du Sentier. Philippe Buhler has been engaged with composition and choral direction since 1985.


Work list
Concertino (1946/56)

Instrumentation: for piano and orchestra (2.2.2.2/0.0.0.0/str)

Duration: 14' 30"
Manuscript
Andante (1955)

Instrumentation: for large orchestra (pic.2.1.ca.2.2/4.2.3.1/timp/str)

Duration: 8' 00"
Manuscript
Sonatine en trois mouvements (1956)

Instrumentation: for piano

Duration: 10' 00"
Manuscript
Quatuor à cordes (1956)

Duration: 14' 00"
Manuscript
Symphonic Essay (1956-1957)

Instrumentation: for orchestra (2(pic).2.2.2/4.3.3.1/2perc/xyl/str)

Duration: 10' 00"
Manuscript
The Songs of Al Mu-Tamid, King of Seville (1957)

Instrumentation: for soprano and piano

Al Mu-Tamid, roi de Seville, 11ème siècle.

Duration: 8' 30"
Manuscript
Cantate Domino (1960)
Psalms 149

Instrumentation: for soprano, tenor, choir, brass ensemble and kettle drums

Duration: 26' 00"
Manuscript
Symphony in "E" (1961)
Symphony N° 1

Instrumentation: for orchestra (2.2.2.2/2.2.3.1/perc/pf/str)

Duration: 30' 00"
Manuscript
Suite (1964)

Instrumentation: for flute

In 5 movements over a scale centred on the note 'd'.

Duration: 14' 00"
Manuscript
Six Short Stories for the Piano (1967)

Duration: 15' 00"
Manuscript
Orchésographie (1969)
Symphony N° 2

Instrumentation: for chamber orchestra (2.2.2.2/2.2.1.0/2perc/prep pf/str)

In three movements.
Variable duration with aleatoric passages in the 2nd and 3rd movements.

Duration: 20' 00"
Manuscript
Sonata for 2 pianos (1970-1971)

Duration: 19' 00"
Manuscript
Sonate (1976)

Instrumentation: for piano

Duration: 15' 00"
Manuscript
Quatre Haïkus du poète japonais Issa (1976-1977)

Instrumentation: for soprano and tenor or piano

Duration: 6' 30"
Manuscript
Trois poèmes tirés de "Monsieur, Monsieur" de Jean Tardieu (1985)

Instrumentation: for soprano (or baritone) and piano

Duration: 7' 00"
Manuscript
Six Balades (1985)

Instrumentation: for soprano and piano

Texts: Harry Kleiner

Duration: 13' 00"
Manuscript
2 Duos (1970-1986)

Instrumentation: for 2 traverse flutes

Duration: 8' 00"
Bibliothèque Cantonale Universitaire de Lausanne
1014 Lausanne
Suisse
Aucassin et Nicolette (1987)
Scenic work

Instrumentation: for one narrator and fidler, soprano and baritone solo, mixed choir and an ensemble of ancient instruments

Based on a 'chant fable' from the 13th century.

Duration: 85' 00"
Manuscript
Thème et variations en style classique (1987)

Instrumentation: for oboe (or flute) and bassoon

Duration: 16' 30"
Manuscript
Trois choeurs (1987)

Instrumentation: for four-part choir

Texts: Dominique Porte

Ma maison
Veiller
Michèle

Duration: 6' 00"
Manuscript
Laudate Dominum de caelis (1988)
Psalms 148

Instrumentation: for choir, brass ensemble and kettle drums (or choir or organ)

Duration: 10' 00"
Manuscript
Suite (1988)

Instrumentation: for double bass and piano

In 4 movements.

Duration: 12' 00"
Manuscript
Six Sonnets de Louise Labé (1989-1990)

Instrumentation: for a-cappella choir (same or mixed voices)

Texts: Louise Labé

Duration: 24' 00"
Manuscript
Raconte-moi ton village (1991)
Small poetic and instrumental suite in 12 pictures

Instrumentation: for soprano solo, choir and instrumental ensemble (fl.ch/hp/2.1.1.1)

Texts: Edmond Pidoux

Duration: 45' 00" ((avec lecture des textes))
Manuscript
Deux compositions (1991)

Instrumentation: for mixed choir

Texts: Edmond Pidoux

Mon frère d'acajou
Nos coeurs, nos yeux

Duration: 2' 30"
Manuscript
Deux choeurs (1991)

Instrumentation: for identical voices (SSAA)

Prière Cathare (texts in Occitan from the 13th century)
Ballad as a prayer to Our Lady.

Duration: 10' 00"
Manuscript
Sonate (1994)

Instrumentation: for violin and piano

Duration: 12' 00"
Manuscript
Sonate (1995)

Instrumentation: for flute and piano

Duration: 13' 00"
Manuscript
La mort du cerf (1996)

Instrumentation: for baritone and piano

Poem extracted from 'Echos de Vénerie' by G. Rochard.

Duration: 4' 00"
Manuscript
Echos de Vénérie (1997)

Instrumentation: for baritone, mixed choir, brass ensemble, bugle ensemble and kettle drums

Duration: 1h 45' 00"
Manuscript
Messe de St. Hubert (1998)

Instrumentation: for soprano, baritone, mixed choir, brass ensemble, bugle ensemble and three kettle drums

Duration: 70' 00"
Manuscript
Sérénade (1990-2000)

Instrumentation: for alphorn and organ (or piano)

Duration: 6' 00"
Manuscript
Deux Duos (1970-2001)

Instrumentation: for transverse flutes

Duration: 4' 30"
Manuscript
L'Art d'être Grand-Père (2003)

Instrumentation: for soprano and piano

Texts: Victor Hugo

Duration: 24' 00"
Manuscript