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.
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.
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 it.
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 SHEET 3 PAGES : OUVERTURE SPATIALE ( Jean-Christian MICHEL )
SONG SHEET 2 PAGES : EVE DES ORIGINES ( Jean-Christian MICHEL )
YOU WILL FIND :
MIDI files to listen to, to download or to edit into scores. Detailed explanations on MIDI music, MIDI files etc.
Jean-Christian 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.
Jean-Christian 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.
Jean-Christian 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 CROSS-OVER", a synthesis of Jazz and Classical music, took him :
The 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 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.