Sketches for a Pæan (Besset, Julian Raoul)

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Work Title Esquisses pour un Péan
Alternative. Title Sketches for a Pæan
Composer Besset, Julian Raoul
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 5 sections
  1. Oreste confronte ses incertitudes/Orestes confronts his uncertainties
  2. Oreste pacifiant les Érinyes/Orestes pacifying the Erinyes
  3. Les Voltes d'Oreste/Wavering Orestes
  4. Cortège des Semnai/Procession of the Semnai
  5. Les Plaintes réitérées d'Ariane et ses moments de révolte/Ariadne's reiterated laments and her moments of revolt
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 2011, rev. 2014
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Modern
Piece Style Modern
Instrumentation Church Organ


Misc. Comments

  • Inspired by Euripides' Choral Ode for Orestes. A fresh version is in the works.
    Nécessite quelques retouches au niveau du détail. Basé sur une thématique hellénique ancienne (l'Oreste d'Euripide)
  • Revised and augmented (october 2014) with a 5th piece, the longest of the set, purporting to be the Laments of Ariadne, with an ossia ending due to a quirky absent-mindedness characteristic of this composer, his having worked at it at different moments, neglecting (a polite word for forgetting) at what stage he had left off.