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Le Premier Jour

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Jean Balissat

Jean Balissat

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General Info

Year: 1993
Duration: c. 12:00
Difficulty: V (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Editions Marc Reift
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - CHF265.00   |   Score Only (print) - CHF105.00


Full Score
C Piccolo
E-flat Soprano Clarinet
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
E-flat Alto Clarinet
B-flat Bass Clarinet
E-flat Alto Saxophone I-II
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
B-flat Cornet/Trumpet I-II-III
Horn in F and E-flat I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II
Bass Trombone
Euphonium I-II
String Bass

(percussion detail desired)


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

"Le premier jour" refers to the biblical text of Genesis, describing the first day of creation. “Then God said, ‘Let there be light’; and there was light. And God saw the light, that it was good; and God divided the light from the darkness. God called the light Day, and the darkness He called Night. So the evening and the morning were the first day” (Genesis 1:3-5).

Balissat’s tone poem is written in a single movement, using the Genesis text as his structuring device, expressing the call that rises from the depths of the abyss towards the light, as also referred in Psalm 130 “De Profundis”. Le Premier Jour can be considered as a descriptive symphonic movement as well as song of hope.

- Program Note from WASBE


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


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