One froggy night in London... this piece for 11 instruments is written like the Ouverture of an imaginary opera on Guillaume Apollinaire's great song La romance du mal-aimé.

Title Un soir de demi-brume à Londres... (One froggy night in London)
Composer Patrick Loiseleur
Reference TPR-0033
Opus number L48

 Chamber orchestra with the following instruments:

  1. Flute
  2. Oboe
  3. Clarinet
  4. Bass Clarinet
  5. Horn
  6. Trombone
  7. Violin
  8. Viola
  9. Cello
  10. Percussion (2 players)
  11. Piano
 Premiered June 14, 2012 (Philharmonie de Liège, Belgium)
Publication date June 2017

The title from this piece comes from a famous poem from Guillaume Apollinaire whose title is La romance du mal-aimé (The song of the ill-loved). It could serve as an Ouverture to a chamber opera written on that awesome text. The first strophe takes place in a froggy London where the poet meets a bad guy bearing a weird ressemblance with his beloved and lost muse...

Duration 5 minutes
Difficulty level
Audio extract 
 Pages 33 (full score) + 31 (parts) + 2 (cover) 
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