Authors:

A
B
C
D
E
F
G
H
J
K
M
N
O
P
R
S
T
U
V
W
Z

 

Ducommun Samuel

(21. 06. 1914 - 06. 08. 1987)

Ducommun Samuel
Ducommun Samuel
p/a Jacqueline Tscholl-Ducommun
Rychenbergstr. 139
CH-8400 Winterthur (ZH)
Schweiz

Tel: +41 (0)52 242 67 83
Fax: +41 (0)52 242 67 68



Genre: Classical Music
Professional activity: Composers, Authors
Biography
* 21. 06. 1914, † 06. 08. 1987.

Samuel Ducommun, a composer from Neuchâtel, studied organ under the tutelage of Louis Kelterborn and then Charles Faller and received a prize for virtuosity in 1938. He was a student of Charles Humbert with whom he studied harmony and continued with a study of counterpoint and composition under the tutelage of Paul Benner. Following this he became a student of Marcel Dupré. His career as an organist began in 1934 in Corcelles (Neuchâtel) and continued at the 'Stadtkirche' in Bienne from 1938 until 1942. Neuchâtel became the centre of his multiple activities as early as 1942; he was collegium organist, singing teacher at schools, piano teacher at the cantonal college and taught classes for organ, harmony, analysis, counterpoint and composition at the conservatory. Samuel Ducommun has performed in numerous Swiss, French and German cities. In addition to the classical and romantic repertoire his programmes also left space for the contemporary music of his time (Paul Müller-Zürich, Henri Gagnebin,Conrad Beck, Bernard Reichel, Jean Binet, Willy Burkhard, Rudolf Moser , Paul Hindemith, Frank Martin and Marcel Dupré). Premiere performances include: the French premiere of Frank Martin's 'Passacaille' (Radio Paris) in 1950, the premiere performance of the Concerto for Organ and Orchestra by Rudolf Moser in Zurich under the direction of Hermann Scherchen in 1948 and the French premiere of the same concerto at the 'Temple de l'Etoile' in Paris under the direction of Léon Zighera in 1952.
Composition occupied a prime position in the activities of Samuel Ducommun since his adolescence. The importance of the organ is apparent through its role as a privileged solo instrument (two concertos, symphony, suites, works intended for concert or church service) or as an accompaniment for voice (soprano, baritone), the flute, the oboe, the clarinet, the trumpet, the horn or the alphorn. Some works for soli, choir and orchestra have been written for particular occasions: 'Les Voix de la Fôret' (1964), with text by Marc Eigeldinger, was written to commemorate the 150th anniversary of Neuchâtel's entrance into the Confederacy; 'Jubilate Deo' (1976) a suite of psalms extracted from 'Vulgata' was written to mark the 700th anniversary of the 'Dédicace de la Collégiale' and 'L'Eternel parle' (1980), with text by Charles Bauer, was written for the 450th anniversary of the Reformation in Neuchâtel. Other compositions were born of fruitful encounters with poets from Neuchâtel: the cantata 'Siméon' with text by Edmond Jeanneret, a Christmas cantata and 'La Moisson de Feu', an oratorio with text by Marc Eigeldinger. Several symphonic and concertante works have also been produced by Samuel Ducommun (sinfonietta, serenade, nocturnes, concerto grosso with two violin solos, concertino for trumpet, concertos for organ and string orchestra, symphony for large orchestra), and numerous scores for chamber music (sonatas for flute, violin, violoncello and piano) and compositions for various instrumental formations (quintet with piano; string trio, flute and piano; flute quartet; brass trio; string quartet, flute, clarinet and piano; soprano, harp and string quartet) completes the musical production of Samuel Ducommun. While the style and the spirit of the compositions is French inspired and the architecture calls on classical forms with the fugue, passacaglia and sonata forms as examples, the expression is generally polytonal, sometimes atonal and often modal. Samuel Ducommun discovered a personal musical language which does not want to imitate person nor deny origins. If the material is traditional, the work is original.
(J.T.-D.)


Work list
Cinq Intermezzi (1932)

Instrumentation: for piano

I. Pour un jour de pluie
II. Pour un dimanche matin de printemps
III. Sur une tombe
IV. La nuit tombe
V. Pour remercier le soleil d'un jour d'été

Duration: 10' 00"
Manuscript
Trois Pièces en mi pour orgue (1933-1934)

I. Modéré
II. Lent
III. Animé

Duration: 8' 00"
Manuscript
1st Petite Suite Op. 3 (1934)

Instrumentation: for piano

I. Prélude
II. Menuet
III. Adagio
IV. Final

Duration: 12' 00"
Manuscript
Cinq Pièces pour orgue Op. 5 (1936)

I. Petite Chaconne
II. Cantilène
III. Andante
IV. Elévation
V. Cortège

Duration: 22' 00"
Manuscript
Trois Variations sur le Choral "In dulci Jubilo" Op. 6 (1936)

Instrumentation: for organ

I. Pastorale
II. Berceuse
III. Carillons

Duration: 23' 00"
Manuscript
2ème Petite Suite Op. 7a (1936)

Instrumentation: for piano

I. En route
II. Air tendre
III. Petite valse
IV. Farandole joyeuse

Duration: 10' 00"
Manuscript
Divertissement Op. 8 (1936)

Instrumentation: for string quartet, flute, clarinet in Bb and piano

I. Allegro
II. Andante
III. Allegro

Duration: 17' 00"
Manuscript
Noël Op. 16 (1937)

Instrumentation: for soprano, obligatory flute and organ

Duration: 13' 00"
Manuscript
Sonata for violoncello and piano Op. 11 (1937)

I. Allegro
II. Lento
III. Allegro

Duration: 35' 00"
Manuscript
Le Cantique des Cantiques Op. 13 (1937)

Instrumentation: for soprano and piano

Duration: 6' 00"
Manuscript
La Chanson du vent de mer Op. 10 (1937)

Instrumentation: for soprano and piano

Texts: Anatole Le Braz

Duration: 6' 00"
Manuscript
Kléarista Op. 9 (1937)

Instrumentation: for soprano and piano

Texts: Charles-Marie Leconte de Lisle

Duration: 6' 00"
Manuscript
Les Rayons et les Ombres XXVII Op. 14 (1937)

Instrumentation: for soprano and piano

Texts: Victor Hug

Duration: 4' 00"
Manuscript
Sirène Op. 17 (1938)
Vocalisation

Instrumentation: for soprano and piano

Duration: 4' 00"
Manuscript
Mon Pays I Op. 18 (1938)

Instrumentation: for four-part a-cappella choir

Duration: 2' 00"
Manuscript
Sapins de Noël Op. 23 (1938)

Instrumentation: for three-part a-cappella choir

Texts: Henry Perregaux

Duration: 2' 00"
Manuscript
Tendresse Op. 12a (1938)
Cycle

Instrumentation: for soprano and piano

Texts: Louis Chazai

I. Odelette
II. Matin
III. Tristesse
IV. Le Ruisseau
V. Le Soir
VI. Isolement
VII. Douces paroles
VIII. Tendresse
IX. Le Lac

Duration: 50' 00"
Manuscript
Pièce héroïque Op. 22 (1938)

Instrumentation: for organ

I. Fantaisie
II. Fugue

Duration: 15' 00"
Manuscript
Salut Pays Op. 19 (1938)

Instrumentation: for male a-cappella choir

Texts: Philippe Ducommun

Duration: 6' 00"
Manuscript
Alleluia Op. 25 (1938)

Instrumentation: a-cappella choir with 3 identical voices

Texts: Cécile Bourquin

Duration: 2' 00"
Manuscript
Aubade Op. 27 (1938)

Instrumentation: a-cappella choir with four voices

Texts: Victor Hugo

Duration: 2' 00"
Manuscript
Christ est ressuscité Op. 21 (1938)

Instrumentation: a-cappella choir with four voices

Texts: Henry Perregaux

Duration: 4' 00"
Manuscript
Tendresse Op. 12b (1938)

Instrumentation: for soprano and chamber orchestra (1.1.1.1/1.1.0.0/timp.perc/hp/str)

Texts: Louis Chazai

I. Odelette
II. Matin

Duration: 12' 00"
Manuscript
Fleurs de Noël Op. 24 (1938)

Instrumentation: for three-part a-cappella choir

Texts: Gustave Borel-Girard

Duration: 2' 00"
Manuscript
Quintette pour quatuor à cordes et piano Op. 20 (1938-1939)

I. Andante
II. Allegro
III. Lento
IV. Presto

Duration: 20' 00"
Manuscript
1ère Suite Op. 26 (1939)

Instrumentation: for organ

I. Prélude pastoral
II. Hymne
III. Communion
IV. Toccata

Duration: 24' 00"
Manuscript
Conseils de l'Alpe Op. 28 (1939)

Instrumentation: for four-part a-cappella choir

Texts: Henri Warnery

Duration: 2' 00"
Manuscript
C'est Noël Op. 29 (1939)

Instrumentation: for 3-part a-cappella choir

Texts: Henry Perregaux

Duration: 2' 00"
Manuscript
Chrétien chante l'Espérance Op. 31 (1941)

Instrumentation: for four-part a-cappella choir

Texts: Marguerite Albarin

Duration: 2' 00"
Manuscript
Benedictus Op. 33 (1942)

Instrumentation: for alto, violin and organ

Duration: 5' 00"
Manuscript
Petit Livre d'Orgue Op. 32 (1942)

I. Ricercare
II. Duo
III. Cortège
IV.Choral
V. Point d'orgue

Duration: 16' 00"
Manuscript
Prélude et Fugue No 1 en mi mineur Op. 35 (1943)

Instrumentation: for organ

Duration: 9' 00"
Manuscript
Prélude et Fugue No 2 en sol mineur Op. 36 (1944)

Instrumentation: for organ

Duration: 8' 00"
Manuscript
Prélude et Fugue No 3 en ré b majeur Op. 37 (1944)

Instrumentation: for organ

Duration: 10' 00"
Manuscript
Odelette Op. 38 (1945)

Instrumentation: for male a-cappella choir

Texts: Henri de Reynier

Duration: 3' 00"
Manuscript
Toccata et Dialogue Op.39a (1946)

Instrumentation: for trumpet, horn, trombone and organ

Duration: 7' 00"
Manuscript
Petit Concert Op. 40 (1946)

Instrumentation: for trumpet, horn and trombone

I. Intrada
II. Bourrée
III. Sarabande
IV. Marche
V. Quodlibet

Duration: 12' 00"
Editions BIM
case postale
CH-1674 Vuarmarens
Suisse
Tel. +41 (0)21 909 1000
Fax +41 (0)21 909 1009
jpm@editions-bim.com
www.editions-bim.com
Les Bourgeois de Valangin Op. 41 (1948)

Instrumentation: for male a-cappella choir

Text extracted from 'Chants valanginois'.

Duration: 3' 00"
Manuscript
Mon Pays II Op. 42a (1948)

Instrumentation: for male a-cappella choir

Texts: Charles Luginbuhl

Duration: 2' 00"
Manuscript
Deux pièces Op. 43 (1949)

Instrumentation: for violoncello and piano

I. Lento
II. Scherzando

Duration: 13' 00"
Manuscript
Sonate pour violon et piano Op. 44a (1949)

I. Moderato
II. Lento
III. Allegro

Duration: 22' 00"
Manuscript
Pour un Service funèbre Op. 45 (1950)

Instrumentation: for four-part a-cappella choir

Texts: Marc Eigeldinger

Duration: 2' 00"
Editions Cantate Domino
CH-2114 Fleurier
Suisse
Quand Dieu rassemble ses cohortes Op. 46 (1950)

Instrumentation: for four-part a-cappella choir

Texts: Marc Eigeldinger

Duration: 4' 00"
Editions Cantate Domino
CH-2114 Fleurier
Suisse
Qui de tout son coeur (pour une réception de catéchumènes) Op. 47 (1950)

Instrumentation: for four-part a-cappella choir

Text extracted from 'Heures Royales', 1486.

Duration: 2' 00"
Editions Cantate Domino
CH-2114 Fleurier
Suisse
Cantate de Noël Op. 49 (1950)

Instrumentation: for one solo voice, children's choir, mixed choir and organ or harmonium

Texts: Marc Eigeldinger

Annonciation – Incarnation – Interlude - Hymne au Mage - Gloria.

Duration: 14' 00"
Editions Cantate Domino
CH-2114 Fleurier
Suisse
Trois Psaumes Op.34a (1943-1951)

Instrumentation: for soprano and organ

Texts: René-Louis Piachaud

I. Psaume 124 (Sans l'Eternel qui nous protégea)
II. Psaume 130 (Du fond de l'abîme)
III. Psaume 16 (Dieu restera ma force et mon appui)

Duration: 9' 00"
Manuscript
Quatre poèmes Op. 50 (1951)

Instrumentation: for soprano and piano

Texts: Marc Eigeldinger

I. Le Prisonnier du rêve
II. Sonnet de l'absence
III. Fête spirituelle
IV. Torpeur d'été

Duration: 10' 00"
Manuscript
Deux Légendes pour Grand Orgue Op. 51 (1951)

I. Andante tranquillo
II. Allegro

Duration: 14' 00"
Manuscript
1ère Sinfonietta Op. 48 (1952)

Instrumentation: for chamber orchestra (1.1.1.1/2.1.0.0/timp/pf/str)

I. Allegro
II. Lento
III. Presto

Duration: 25' 00"
Manuscript
Nocturnes Op. 52a (1952)

Instrumentation: for string orchestra and soprano solo

Texts: Agrippa d'Aubigné

1. Moderato espressivo
2. Allegro
3. Lento ("Prière du soir")

Duration: 16' 00"
Manuscript
Recitativo et Toccata Op. 54 (1953)

Instrumentation: for string orchestra

Duration: 9' 00"
Manuscript
Sonata da Chiesa Op. 53a (1953)

Instrumentation: for horn and organ

I. Choral and Variations
II. Adagio
III. Quasi Marcia
IV. Lento

Duration: 18' 00"
Editions BIM
case postale
CH-1674 Vuarmarens
Suisse
Tel. +41 (0)21 909 1000
Fax +41 (0)21 909 1009
jpm@editions-bim.com
www.editions-bim.com
Sérénade Op. 55 (1953)

Instrumentation: for chamber orchestra (1.1.1.1/2.1.1.0/timp/hp/str)

Préambule – Aria – Ricercare – Mélodie ornée – Scherzando – Quasi marcia – Carillon.

Duration: 18' 00"
Manuscript
Sonatine pour flûte et piano Op. 57 (1954)

I. Recitativo - Moderato
II. Fuga - Presto

Duration: 12' 00"
Manuscript
Sept Quatrains valaisans Op. 56 (1954)

Instrumentation: for soprano, harp and string quartet

Texts: Rainer Maria Rilke

Duration: 16' 00"
Manuscript
Dix Invocations pour Grand Orgue Op. 59 (1955)

I. Préambule
II. Mélodie ornée
III. Lied
IV. Sur les Grands Jeux
V. Pastorale
VI. Canon
VII. Fughetta sur la trompette
VIII. Calvaire
IX. Matines
X. Pâques

Duration: 28' 00"
Manuscript
Quatre pièces brèves Op. 58 (1955)

Instrumentation: for violoncello and piano

Dedicated to Pablo Casals.
I. Prélude grave
II. Fughetta
III. Elégie sur le nom de Pablo Casals
IV. Ronde

Duration: 13' 00"
Manuscript
Toccata sur le nom de Marcel Dupré Op. 60 (1956)

Instrumentation: for a large organ

Duration: 8' 00"
Manuscript
Siméon Op. 61a (1957-1958)
Cantata

Instrumentation: for baritone solo, oboe, horn in F, strings and organ

Texts: Edmond Jeanneret

I. Récitatif et Choral
II. Aria
III. Récitatif et Choral

Duration: 16' 00"
Manuscript
Siméon Op. 61b (1958)
Cantata

Instrumentation: for baritone solo, choirs and orchestra (2.1.2.1/2.2.1.0/perc/str)

Texts: Edmond Jeanneret

I. Récitatif
II. Aria
III. Récitatif
IV. Choeur
V. Choral et Amen

Duration: 25' 00"
Manuscript
La Moisson de Feu Op. 63a (1958)
Oratorio after The Apocalypse

Instrumentation: for soprano and bass, children's choir, mixed choir and orchestra (2.2.2.2/4.3.3.1/perc/str)

Texts: Marc Eigeldinger

I. Louange
II. Le sixième sceau
III. Le Livre prophétique
IV. Le Cavalier sanglant
V. Le Retour éternel

Duration: 50' 00"
Manuscript
La Moisson de Feu Op. 63b (1958)
Oratorio after the Apocalypse

Instrumentation: for soprano and bass, children's choir, mixed choir, 3 trumpets and organ

Texts: Marc Eigeldinger

I. Louange
II. Le sixième sceau
III. Le Livre prophétique
IV. Le Cavalier sanglant
V. Le Retour éternel

Duration: 50' 00"
Manuscript
Chanson des vagues Op. 64 (1958)

Instrumentation: for 3-part children's choir with accompaniment (piano, organ or harmonium)

Texts: Sam Perret

Duration: 4' 00"
Manuscript
1er Concerto Op. 62 (1959)

Instrumentation: for organ and string orchestra

I. Toccata
II. Passaglia
III. Fuga

Duration: 20' 00"
Manuscript
Credo Op. 65 (1959)

Instrumentation: for soprano and piano or organ

Texts: André Pierre-Humbert

Duration: 5' 00"
Manuscript
Mon Pays III (1960)

Instrumentation: for three-part children's choir with accompaniment (piano, organ or hamonium)

Texts: Charles Luginbuhl

Duration: 2' 00"
Manuscript
Symphonie Op. 66 (1961)

Instrumentation: for orchestra (2.2.2.2/4.3.3.1/perc/str)

I. Allegro vivace
II. Intermezzo
III. Finale

Duration: 40' 00"
Manuscript
Vitrail Op. 67 (1961)

Instrumentation: for organ

I. Prélude
II. Variations
III. Postlude

Duration: 20' 00"
Manuscript
Concertino (1962)

Instrumentation: for trumpet and chamber orchestra (2.1.1.2/2.0.0.0/perc/str)

I. Allegro
II. Lento
III. Allegro - Fuga

Duration: 13' 00"
Editions BIM
case postale
CH-1674 Vuarmarens
Suisse
Tel. +41 (0)21 909 1000
Fax +41 (0)21 909 1009
jpm@editions-bim.com
www.editions-bim.com
Concertino (1962)

Instrumentation: for trumpet and organ

I. Allegro vivace
II. Poco lento
III. Allegro

Duration: 12' 00"
Editions BIM
case postale
CH-1674 Vuarmarens
Suisse
Tel. +41 (0)21 909 1000
Fax +41 (0)21 909 1009
jpm@editions-bim.com
www.editions-bim.com
A la Musique Op. 69 (1963)

Instrumentation: for a 3-part children's choir

Texts: Albert Rudhardt

Duration: 3' 00"
Manuscript
Les Voix de la Forêt Op. 70 (1964)
Cantata

Instrumentation: for soprano and baritone, choirs and orchestra (2.2.2.2/4.3.3.1/hp/perc/str)

Texts: Marc Eigeldinger

I. Origines
II. Le Bois des Lattes
III. Enfances
IV. Les Chemins de l'Areuse
V. Solitudes
VI. La forêt de l'Ermitage
VII. Réminiscences

Duration: 45' 00"
Manuscript
Liturgie Op. 71 (1965)

Instrumentation: for mixed double choir and organ

Texts: Edmond Jeanneret

Prélude et Ricercare sur le Psaume 150 – Invocation - Confession des péchés – Alléluia – Répons - Psaume 150 – Intercession – Amen - Postlude.

Duration: 25' 00"
Manuscript
Gloria Op. 72 (1965)
After the lecture on the Symbol of the Apostles

Instrumentation: for unisono choir and organ

Duration: 2' 00"
Manuscript
Cantique de l'Apocalypse Op. 73 (1965)

Instrumentation: for mixed choir and organ

On a text extracted from Apocalypse v 6 - 14.

Duration: 7' 00"
Manuscript
Postlude Op. 74 (1965)

Instrumentation: for organ

Duration: 2' 00"
Manuscript
Printemps Op. 75 (1967)

Instrumentation: for violin and piano

Duration: 4' 00"
Manuscript
Symphonie pour Grand Orgue Op. 76 (1967)

I. Allegro
II. Intermezzo
III. Adagio
IV. Final

Duration: 28' 00"
Manuscript
2ème Suite Op. 77 (1968)

Instrumentation: for organ

I. Hymne et Fughetta
II. Pastorale en rondeau
III, Aria
IV. Carillon

Duration: 14' 00"
Manuscript
Le beau temps qui s'en va Op. 78 (1968)

Instrumentation: for three-part children's choir

Texts: Albert Rudhardt

Duration: 3' 00"
Manuscript
Ciacona Op. 79 (1969)

Instrumentation: for organ

Extracted from the 'Zeitgenössische Orgelmusik im Gottesdienst', vol. IV, No 2006d.

Duration: 4' 00"
Edition Kunzelmann
Grütstr. 28
CH-8134 Adliswil
Prélude en fa Op. 80 (1969)

Instrumentation: for organ

Extracted from the 'Zeitgenössische Orgelmusik im Gottesdienst', vol. IV, No 2006d.

Duration: 3' 00"
Edition Kunzelmann
Grütstr. 28
CH-8134 Adliswil
Prélude en ut Op. 81 (1969)

Instrumentation: for organ

Extracted from the 'Zeitgenössische Orgelmusik im Gottesdienst', vol. IV, No 2006d.

Duration: 4' 00"
Edition Kunzelmann
Grütstr. 28
CH-8134 Adliswil
Preludio con fuga Op. 82 (1969)

Instrumentation: for organ

Extracted from the 'Zeitgenössische Orgelmusik im Gottesdienst', vol. IV, No 2006d.

Duration: 5' 00"
Edition Kunzelmann
Grütstr. 28
CH-8134 Adliswil
Toccata Op. 83 (1969)
Dedicated to Heinrich Funk

Instrumentation: for organ

Extracted from the 'Zeitgenössische Orgelmusik im Gottesdienst', vol. IV, No 2006d.

Duration: 4' 00"
Edition Kunzelmann
Grütstr. 28
CH-8134 Adliswil
Six Préludes de Psaumes Op. 84 (1970)

Instrumentation: for organ

Psalms 100, 47, 33, 77, 138, 150.

Duration: 16' 00"
Manuscript
Huit Pièces variées sur des mélodies de Psaumes Op. 85a (1970)

Instrumentation: for organ

I. Ricercare (Ps. 100)
II. Fantaisie (Ps. 47)
III. Toccata (Ps. 33)
IV. Choral (Ps. 77)
V. Prélude et Fugue (Ps. 138)
VI. Carillon (Ps. 150)
VII. Choral I et II (Ps. 25)
VIII. Petite Partita (I, II, III, IV) (Ps. 42)

Duration: 31' 00"
Manuscript
Deux pièces Op. 86 (1970)

Instrumentation: for two flutes and organ

I. Andante tranquillo
II. Allegro

Duration: 7' 00"
Manuscript
Hymne au Soleil Op. 87 (1971)

Instrumentation: for three-part children's choir

Texts: Robert Moulin

Duration: 3' 00"
Manuscript
3ème Suite Op. 88 (1972)

Instrumentation: for a large organ

I. Cortège
II. Ricercare sur la mélodie du Psaume 92
III. Quatre Esquisses
IV. Elévation
V. Final

Duration: 28' 00"
Manuscript
Jubilate Deo Op. 89 (1976)
Cantata

Instrumentation: for bass solo, children's choir, mixed choir, 3 trumpets, 2 horns, 2 trombones, piano, percussion and organ

I. Psaume 122
II. Psaume 100
III. Psaume 84
IV. Psaume 48
V. Psaume 150

Duration: 40' 00"
Manuscript
Interlude dans le mode pastoral Op. 90 (1976)

Instrumentation: for flute and organ

Duration: 5' 00"
Manuscript
2ème Sinfonietta Op. 91a (1977)

Instrumentation: for string orchestra

I. Moderato
II. Aria
III. Allegro vivace
IV. Fuga

Duration: 16' 00"
Manuscript
Fanfare et Passacaille sur le nom de Charles Faller Op. 92 (1977)

Instrumentation: for organ

Duration: 9' 00"
Manuscript
Aria Op. 91b (1977)

Instrumentation: for organ

Transcription by the author of the 2nd movement from his 2nd Sinfonietta.

Duration: 4' 00"
Manuscript
Caprice sur les flûtes et le nasard, Interlude, Carillon I et II Op. 94 (1977-1978)
On the name of Anne Pedroli

Instrumentation: for organ

Duration: 19' 00"
Manuscript
Quatre Esquisses Op. 95 (1978)

Instrumentation: for organ

I. Tranquille
II. Lent
III. Vif
IV. Modéré

Duration: 9' 00"
Manuscript
Prélude, Choral et Fugue sur la mélodie du choral "Vom Himmel hoch, da komm ich her" Op. 96 (1979)

Instrumentation: for flute and organ

Duration: 12' 00"
Manuscript
L'Eternel parle Op. 97a (1979-1980)
Cantata in three parts

Instrumentation: for bass solo, mixed choir, brass(3tpt-Bb, cnt-Eb, 3cnt-Bb, bgl-Bb, euphonium-Bb, 3tbn-Bb, contrabass-Bb, contrabass-Eb) percussion and organ

Texts: Charles Bauer

Alternative version: 2A2Ba2B; 2.0.2.1/3tpt.3cnt.2tbn/perc/org

Duration: 30' 00"
Manuscript
Cantabile Op. 98 (1981)

Instrumentation: for clarinet in A and organ

Duration: 6' 00"
Manuscript
Sonata da Chiesa Op. 99 (1981)

Instrumentation: for two trumpets and organ

I. Allegro
II. Ricercare to the melody of Psalms 92
III. Interlude
IV. Allegro

Duration: 9' 00"
Editions BIM
case postale
CH-1674 Vuarmarens
Suisse
Tel. +41 (0)21 909 1000
Fax +41 (0)21 909 1009
jpm@editions-bim.com
www.editions-bim.com
Trois Psaumes Op. 93 (1977-1982)

Instrumentation: for baritone and organ

I. Psaume 103 (Benedic anima mea)
II. Psaume 57 (Miserere mei)
III. Psaume 118 (Alleluia! Rendez grâce à notre Dieu)

Duration: 25' 00"
Manuscript
Divertimento Op. 100 (1982)

Instrumentation: for flute, violin, viola, violoncello and piano

I. Intrada
II. Allegro scherzando
III. Pastorale
IV. Final

Duration: 22' 00"
Manuscript
Concerto grosso Op. 101 (1982)

Instrumentation: for two solo violins and chamber orchestra (2.1.0.0/1.0.0.0/str)

I. Allegro
II. Allegretto – Cadenza - Allegro

Duration: 18' 00"
Manuscript
2ème Concerto Op. 102 (1982)

Instrumentation: for organ and string orchestra

Allegro – Lento – Cadenza – Allegro

Duration: 15' 00"
Manuscript
Variations sur un Noël français Op. 103 (1984)

Instrumentation: for oboe and organ

Duration: 15' 00"
Pizzicato Verlag Helvetia
Schärbächlistrasse 3
CH-8810 Horgen
Schweiz
Tel. +41 (0)44 710 62 52
info@pizzicato.ch
www.pizzicato.ch
Quatuor pour flûtes Op. 104 (1984)

I. Capriccio
II Adagio
III. Rondo
IV. Quasi Marcia

Duration: 17' 00"
Manuscript
Toccata et Dialogue (1984)

Instrumentation: for 2 trumpets, horn, trombone (or 2 trombones) and organ

Duration: 7' 00"
Editions BIM
case postale
CH-1674 Vuarmarens
Suisse
Tel. +41 (0)21 909 1000
Fax +41 (0)21 909 1009
jpm@editions-bim.com
www.editions-bim.com
Variations sur une basse de F. Nadler Op. 105 (1984)

Instrumentation: for a large organ

I. Entrée
II. Choral
III. Pastorale
IV. Basse de trompette
V. Récit de tierce en taille
VI. Scherzo
VII. Adagio
VIII. Toccata

Duration: 15' 00"
Manuscript
Nocturne Op. 106 (1984)

Instrumentation: for flute, alphorn and organ

Duration: 8' 00"
Manuscript
Bucoliques Op. 107 (1985)
Five short pieces in the form of a dialogue

Instrumentation: for flute, horn and organ or string orchestra

I. Lento
II. Allegretto
III. Vivace
IV. Moderato
V. Lento

Duration: 10' 00"
Manuscript
Sonatine pour violon et piano Op. 108 (1985)

I. Préludio
II. Allegro scherzando

Duration: 12' 00"
Manuscript
Livre d'Orgue Op. 109 (1985)

I. Introïtus
II. Choral
III. Versets I, II et III
IV. Sanctus
V. Pour la Communion
VI. Toccata

Duration: 21' 00"
Manuscript
Bibliography
Ducommun, Samuel: Hommage à Paul Benner, in: Schweizerische Musikzeitung Supplément au No 12 (1947), S. 470-471
Ducommun, Samuel: Paul Benner, portrait d'un musicien, Attinger, Neuchâtel 1953
Ducommun, Samuel: Paul Müller – 25 Chorals pour orgue, in: La Tribune de l'Orgue (Octobre 1961) 4 (1961), S. 10-12
Aubert, Pierre: Samuel Ducommun organiste, professeur et compositeur (1914-1987) (Biographies neuchâteloises, De 1950 au seuil du XXIe siècle, Tome 5), Editions Gilles Attinger, Hauterive 2010
Boss, Roger: Samuel Ducommun, in: Revue Musicale de Suisse romande, No 2 (Avril 1991) (1991), S. 122
Boss, Roger: Dans le souvenir de Samuel Ducommun (1914-1987), in: "L'Orgue" Bulletin trimestriel de la Société des organistes protestants jurassiens (juin 1988) (1988), S. 4-6
Laederach, Monique: Samuel Ducommun, in: Revue Neuchâteloise No 15 (4ème année) (1961), S. 3-8
Scherrer, Antonin: Samuel Ducommun - De la terre jusqu'au ciel, Editions Infolio à Gollion