LAURENT PETITGIRARD (b.1950): Suite from the ballet The Little Prince for Mixed Choir, Clarinets, Harp and Percussion.
Catalogue Number: 09P064
Description: Petitgirard's ballet suite beautifully captures the essence of key scenes of Saint-Exupéry's masterpiece, with its vivid, dreamlike imagery and childlike directness in setting out profound ideas. The unusual forces - a mostly wordless choir (with a few phrases from the book at key moments), punctuated by subtle instrumental gestures and interludes with a broad color palette - are ideal for portraying the spare, intensely evocative world of the story. Tonal, full of unexpected rhythmic and harmonic twists, this is a most attractive and original score. Budapest Studio Choir and Honvéd Male Choir, Solosits of the Hungarian Symphony Orchestra Budapest; Laurent Petitgirard.