Heptade (1970) Duration : 16’ 05’’
Trumpet and large percussion set-up (1 player) (BD., SD., Tamb. Militaire, 2 Bongos, 2 Tumbas, Tam-tam, Tambourine, 2 Cym., Hi-Hat, 2 WBl., 3 TBl., Woodchimes, 3 Cowb., Jingles, Glaschimes, Whistle)
Vivo e ritmico
Premiere : 25th may 1972 at the Théâtre de la Ville à Paris by Francois Hardy and Francois Dupin
This highly demanding virtuoso piece in seven contrasted movements (hence its title), was written for the trumpet player Maurice André and uses the whole gamut of modern trumpet playing calling for a remarkable agility – and musicality – on the player’s part to bring it off successfully.
Annotated by Laurent Warnier