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Joie

Yves Daoust

Joie

  • Yves Daoust
  • Year of composition: 1992
  • Duration: 2:38
  • Instrumentation: stereo fixed medium

To Gilles Tremblay

Without wanting to “pastiche” the Gilles Tremblay style, I searched for a “colour” to evoke the brillant and sparkling side of his writing. A volley of bells, extracted from a preceding work (Résonances, created at GMEB, in January, 1992) supplied me with the material and the structural idea. The work begins with the realistic sound of Angelus sounding at the Notre-Dame of Montréal church. This bell, for better or for worse, integrates with the ambient noise of an important artery of the city, and will little by little disappear into the sonic atmosphere and transform itself into a musical “halleluia.”


This miniature was premiered on October 27, 1992 during a concert dedicated to the 60th anniversary of the composer.

Premiere

  • October 27, 1992, Concert, Montréal (Québec)

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