La Belle-anse

Patrick Giguère, musician, composer
instrumentation : 7 baroque violins, 2 baroque violas, 1 baroque cello, 1 bass viola da gamba, 1 baroque double-bass, 1 violone (or baroque double-bass)

duration : 7'30''

year of composition : 2015

about :

The piece is inspired by a very special location, a cove on the Magdalen Islands called La Belle-Anse, where it is believed some of the most beautiful sunsets in the world take place. When you are standing there on the cliff, looking towards the sea, the air you breathe smells of freedom and the landscape you see is filled with intensity, authenticity and warmth. It is dedicated to somebody close to me who recently passed away, and who embodied all of those qualities.



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