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impact of JEAN-CHRISTIAN MICHEL on the world of music is wonderful.
Thanks to him, sacred music is appreciated by a more and more
numerous public. In effect, the clarinettist greatly contributed to it by introducing his numerous arrangements
and transcriptions of JS BACH. Jean-Christian
MICHEL also wrote superb arrangements of classical music and you
have only to remember his extraordinary version of Aranjuez's
Concerto or that of Albinoni's Adagio. In
addition to his arrangements and transcriptions, JEAN-CHRISTIAN
MICHEL has composed a lot of his own works : more than a hundred
compostions appear today in his repertoire. His
original orchestrations mainly call on the clarinet, of course,
but also the organ and synthesizers.
Some of his works are dedicated to the piano, such as "Port-Maria",
his splendid Concerto, others to the harpsichord, still others
to the guitar. Some of them, truly grandiose, are written for
choirs and orchestra. The
inclusion of a rhythmic section with bass and drums throughout
almost all the music of JEAN-CHRISTIAN MICHEL and the reference
to J.S BACH has qualified it as "JAZZ and SACRED MUSIC"
"BACH JAZZ" or "PLAY
spatial sounds of synthesizers ( instruments still avoided today
by purely classical musicians ), has led the press to qualify
JEAN-CHRISTIAN MICHEL's current music as "JAZZ & SACRED
MUSIC CROSSOVER"... A futuristic appellation which suits
it very well !
JEAN-CHRISTIAN MICHEL's transcriptions for clarinet of JEAN-SEBASTIAN
BACH's Chorals of Sacred Music ( works extracted from the "Orgelbüchlein"
) have seduced almost unanimously the elites as well as the general
public. By its quality and its originality, the music of JEAN-CHRISTIAN
MICHEL has conquered criticism and traveled around the world.
Those who have the chance to play a musical instrument will find in
this page "Scores", a selection of compositions for clarinet
of JEAN-CHRISTIAN MICHEL's most famous music, in his luxurious Song-books
or song sheets. A style designed for piano was chosen for these allowing
the greatest number of people to access the composer's music. Those
of you who still have in their hearts the unforgettable transcription
of Aranjuez's Concerto by Jean-Christian
MICHEL, will find the famous arrangement in a 28 pages booklet. Before
ordering a score, if you still have not made up your mind, you should
listen to some of the pieces ! Go therefore to the JEAN-CHRISTIAN MICHEL's
discography. Visit rubric CDs, discs and albums.
At the bottom of page, you will be able to listen to free samples with RealAudio, or download them in MP3.
in the pages dedicated to the "Clarinet",
you will have the possibility of listening to or downloading transcriptions
for clarinet in free MIDI files
SCORES AND SHEET MUSIC OF JEAN-CHRISTIAN MICHEL
THE FOLLOWING SCORES ARE AVAIBLE :
PAGES SONG BOOK
TRANSPOSITION FOR CLARINET Bb IS SUPPLIED WITH THE SONG BOOK
(illustrated with a lot of photos).
40 PAGES WITH THESE SCORES
REQUIEM - FUGUE EN SOL MINEUR - ORATORIO DE NOËL - KYRIALE - LE CŒUR DES ETOILES - VISION D'EZECHIEL - EVE DES ORIGINES
- LES PARABOLES DE L'ESPACE - LE PUITS DE LUMIERE - VIF OBSCUR.
WHAT IN THE SONG BOOK
The Song-book of Jean-Christian MICHEL is a luxurious album of 40 coated paper pages, with a hardback four-color process cover. 30 pages of scores for piano, organ, or synthesizer, illustrated with 10 other big pages of texts and photos.
The transcriptions for B flat clarinet is published on 10 additional separate pages, so that the clarinettist can read comfortably his part without having to deal with the shoulder of the organist or the pianist. JEAN-CHRISTIAN MICHEL's recordings were realized with a B flat clarinet. However we adopted here a scoring in C, thus favouring arrangement
for other instuments such as the flute. The clarinettists will
not be bothered by the transposition from C to B flat which they are
used to. The organ part has been partly "contracted"
for piano, as accuratly as possible without becoming of an insurmountable
difficulty. As far as possible, the whole melody is present in
The B flat clarinet scores joined to the Song Book allow the clarinettist to immediately read at sight his part, without having to transpose, as the professionels musicians have to do it very often. Our friend musician will consequently have the convenience of directly read his clarinet score on his own sound music stand, accompanied by his pianist or organist, who, him, will not have to transpose anything.
SONG-BOOK - PROMO
PRICE : 29 €
SCORES - SONG SHEET SONG SHEET 3 PAGES : OUVERTURE SPATIALE ( Jean-Christian
SONG SHEET 2 PAGES : EVE DES ORIGINES ( Jean-Christian MICHEL )
OF CLARINET's TRANSCRIPTIONS
OF JOHANN-SEBASTIAN BACH ON FREE MIDI FILES.
OUR PAGES ON THE [ CLARINET ] - TRANSCRIPTIONS
FOR [ CLARINET
ON MIDI FILES ] YOU
WILL FIND :
MIDI files to listen to, to
download or to edit into scores. Detailed explanations
on MIDI music, MIDI files etc.
MICHEL AS COMPOSER
MICHEL has joined the classical composers, as we call the great musicians
whose brilliant creations remain undiminished by time. Nevertheless
his music is not "Traditional Classical music", in the usual
meaning of this phrase, because if its source is in the patrimony of
Occidental Classical music, the Sacred music born of centuries, then
it is equally in a contemporary sophisticated Jazz with spatial echos.
MICHEL had intended on a career as a surgeon and obtained his diploma
with the congratulations of the Jury. However, during his studies, he
dedicated all his leisure time to Music : Initially,
at the conservatoire, then learning at the school of the grand masters
such as J.S BACH, and also of composers like DEBUSSY, RAVEL, SATIE, VIERNE and Jehan ALAIN, he quickly acquired a
mastery of writing.
MICHEL has, since his adolescence, also perfected his improvisational and sound's
work technique in Jazz, by learning
about and playing the music of the american blacks. The clarinettist
frequented and played with very important Jazzmen,
such as DUKE ELLINGTON, PEANUTS HOLLAND, Stéphane GRAPPELLI, MILTON MEZZ MEZZROW, KENNY CLARKE,
Daniel HUMAIR, Guy PEDERSEN, Jimmy SMITH, Henri TEXIER, Kansas FIELDS...
Gradually, his own artistic expression, "JAZZ & SACRED MUSIC
CROSSOVER", a synthesis of Jazz and Classical music, took him
appeal of the music becomes authoritarian, the surgeon abandons the
operating room for musical composition. Jean-Christian MICHEL can from
then on, devote totally himself to his real passion and dedicate his
life to Music.
Quickly promoted to "Full Member of the SACEM"
( Association of composers and music publishers ) he shares his time
between composition, the recording studio and concert tours.
MICHEL speaks an authentic language, which comes directly from his art.
His compositions, which are unique, are built upon simple and direct
melodic lines, with refined harmonies and original rhythms.
Jean-Christian MICHEL's musical universe seems to join the deep current of our time : his music does not address the minority, but the whole of humanity.
MICHEL's work has been rewarded by numerous prices, of which that of
"Sciences and Culture" given at the Sorbonne by a jury consisting
of 6 Nobel prizes-winners.
JEAN-CHRISTIAN MICHEL : PORT MARIA
WITH KENNY CLARKE [ ORDER THE ALBUM ]
With Monique THUS, organ ; Kenny CLARKE, drums ; Jean-Pierre COULEAU, piano. The sublim concerto for clarinet and piano from Jean-Christian MICHEL.
Port-Maria - Le Voleur de Sommeil - Trille et fugue en ré mineur - La Corde de Larmes - Sonate en Fa majeur - Choral les Oxydes de Lumière - Les Paraboles de l'Espace - La lagune insondable.