Oiseaux Exotiques

Année de composition
16 minutes
Piano and instrumental ensemble [18 musicians] : 2 flutes (also 1 piccolo), oboe, Eb clarinet, 2 Bb clarinets, bass clarinet, bassoon, 2 horns, C trumpet and 7 percussionists

The Exotic birds that sing in this score have wonderful colorful plumages. These very vivid colors are in the music: all the colors of the rainbow circulate in it, including red, the color of hot countries and the beautiful Cardinal of Virginia!


But there is also the Hindu Mainate (black with a yellow neck) which makes singular cries. The Golden-fronted Verdin (all green like a leaf in spring) which makes a varied chirping. The Baltimore’