5523 Luminet 1991 PH8

From Wind Repertory Project
Thérèse Brenet

Thérèse Brenet

General Info

Year: 2003
Duration: c. 11:30
Difficulty: VI (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Musik Fabrik
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $129.95   |   Score Only (print) - $19.95


Full Score
Flute I-II
Oboe I-II
English Horn
Bassoon I-II
E-flat Soprano Clarinet
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II
B-flat Bass Clarinet
E-flat Alto Saxophone I-II
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
B-flat Cornet I-II
B-flat Trumpet I-II
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II
Bass Trombone
String Bass
Percussion I-II-III, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Field Drum
  • Glockenspiel
  • Marimba
  • Snare Drum
  • Suspended Cymbals, high, medium and low
  • Tam-Tam, high, medium and low
  • Tubular Bells


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

I have always been fascinated by the beauty of the Cosmos, which has inspired many of my works. Feelings of infinite movement can be expressed musically, and it seemed to me that one of the ways to do this was to end this work on a repeated phrase played in a long perdendosi, to give the impression that one is hearing the echoes of the finished phrase as the instruments stop playing.

I had just started to write this work when I received a note for the Paris Observatory which gave me the news that the astronomical community had decided to name a newly discovered asteroid for Jean-Pierre Luminet. When I wrote to Jean-Pierre to congratulate him on this honour, reminding him with the Petit Prince that not everyone has their own star, I asked him if he would accept that I name this work for concert band with the full name of his asteroid: 5523 Luminet 1991 PH8.

Jean-Pierre accepted my proposition by return letter : “..., not only do I not have any objection, but I would be very honoured. To be in the celestial spheres in the form of a rock and also in the form of music, what more could one ask for?"

This work was premièred on April 27, 2003, at the Eglise Saint-Roch in Paris with the prestigious Orchestre de la Musique de L’Armée de L’Air, under the direction of my friend and colleague, Claude Picheraureau.

- Program Note by composer


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State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


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Works for Winds by This Composer


  • Brenet, T.; Wehage, P. [2014]. (5523) Luminet 1991 PH8 : Pour Orchestre D'harmonie [score]. Musik Fabrik: Lagny-sur-Marne, France.