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Malgré Moi

Classical/Vocal music • 1995 • Lyricist: Jacques Prévert
 
 
   
 

For two alto voices and piano

Title by uploader: Malgré Moi – 2 alto voices and piano


8.00 USD

PDF, 191.9 Kb ID: SM-000085823 Upload date: 13 Jan 2012
Instrumentation
Piano, Contralto, Countertenor
Type of score
Piano-vocal score
Publisher
David W Solomons
Language
French
Difficulty
Medium
I have set several poems of Jacques Prévert to music, but have received permission from his estate for just two so far, so I am publishing those two:
1. Malgré Moi - 4 settings: for two equal voices and guitar, for two equal voices and piano and also arranged for two saxophones and piano and for cello quintet
and
2. Quartier Libre (Le Képi) - set for two equal voices unaccompanied (medium voices or low voices)
I would emphasise that they are duly registered with PRS for SACEM (performing rights societies in the UK and France respectively)
and that any performances incorporating the poems must be declared to the SDRM.


Information on Malgré moi
The audio sample of this version is an electronic preview (using saxophones to represent the voices)

Embauché malgré moi ... Taken on, against my will,
dans l'usine à idées ... at the thought factory,
j'ai refusé de pointer ...I refused to clock on
Mobilisé de même ... Conscripted just the same
dans l'armée des idées ...into the thought army
j'ai déserté ...I deserted
Je n'ai jamais compris ...I've never understood
grand-chose ...much
Il n'y a jamais ....There is never
grand-chose ...much
ni petite chose ...nor little details
Il y a autre chose. ...there's something else
Autre chose ...something else
c'est ce que j'aime ...that's what I like
qui me plaît ...what pleases me
et que je fais. ...and what I do
Embauché malgré moi ...Taken on, against my will...
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For two equal saxophones and piano

Title by uploader: Malgré Moi – 2 equal saxophones and piano


8.00 USD

ZIP, 511.4 Kb ID: SM-000085825 Upload date: 13 Jan 2012
Instrumentation
Piano, Alto Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone, Soprano Saxophone
Scored for
Trio
Type of score
Full score, Parts
Publisher
David W Solomons
Difficulty
Medium
Genre
Classical/Instrumental
This version of Malgré Moi is an instrumental arrangement of the original duet (also available on this site)
The saxophone parts can be two sopranos, two altos or two tenors - the zip file contains all the combinations.
(The sample page shows an untransposed version for reference)

For information, the poem (with my translation) on which the music is based goes as follows:
Embauché malgré moi ... Taken on, against my will,
dans l'usine à idées ... at the thought factory,
j'ai refusé de pointer ...I refused to clock on
Mobilisé de même ... Conscripted just the same
dans l'armée des idées ...into the thought army
j'ai déserté ...I deserted
Je n'ai jamais compris ...I've never understood
grand-chose ...much
Il n'y a jamais ....There is never
grand-chose ...much
ni petite chose ...nor little details
Il y a autre chose. ...there's something else
Autre chose ...something else
c'est ce que j'aime ...that's what I like
qui me plaît ...what pleases me
et que je fais. ...and what I do
Embauché malgré moi ...Taken on, against my will...
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For two equal voices and guitar

Title by uploader: Malgré Moi – 2 equal voices and guitar


8.00 USD

ZIP, 190.5 Kb ID: SM-000085822 Upload date: 13 Jan 2012
Instrumentation
Acoustic guitar, Voice, Classical guitar
Type of score
Full score
Publisher
David W Solomons
Language
French
Difficulty
Medium
Year of composition
1983
I have set several poems of Jacques Prévert to music, but have received permission from his estate for just two so far, so I am publishing those two:
1. Malgré Moi - 4 settings: for two equal voices and guitar, for two equal voices and piano and also arranged for two saxophones and piano and for cello quintet
and
2. Quartier Libre (Le Képi) - set for two equal voices unaccompanied (medium voices or low voices)
I would emphasise that they are duly registered with PRS for SACEM (performing rights societies in the UK and France respectively) and that any performances incorporating the poems must be declared to the SDRM.

Information on Malgré moi
The audio sample of the guitar and voices original is a performance by the composer as alto and guitarist.

Embauché malgré moi ... Taken on, against my will,
dans l'usine à idées ... at the thought factory,
j'ai refusé de pointer ...I refused to clock on
Mobilisé de même ... Conscripted just the same
dans l'armée des idées ...into the thought army
j'ai déserté ...I deserted
Je n'ai jamais compris ...I've never understood
grand-chose ...much
Il n'y a jamais ....There is never
grand-chose ...much
ni petite chose ...nor little details
Il y a autre chose. ...there's something else
Autre chose ...something else
c'est ce que j'aime ...that's what I like
qui me plaît ...what pleases me
et que je fais. ...and what I do
Embauché malgré moi ...Taken on, against my will...
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For cello quintet

Title by uploader: Malgré Moi – cello quintet


12.00 USD

ZIP, 299.9 Kb ID: SM-000085826 Upload date: 13 Jan 2012
Instrumentation
Cello
Scored for
Quintet
Type of score
Full score, Parts
Publisher
David W Solomons
Difficulty
Advanced
Year of composition
2009
Genre
Classical/Instrumental
This version of Malgré Moi is an arrangement for five cellos of the original duet (also available on this site)
The sound sample is an an electronic preview

For information, the poem (with my translation) on which the music is based goes as follows:
Embauché malgré moi ... Taken on, against my will,
dans l'usine à idées ... at the thought factory,
j'ai refusé de pointer ...I refused to clock on
Mobilisé de même ... Conscripted just the same
dans l'armée des idées ...into the thought army
j'ai déserté ...I deserted
Je n'ai jamais compris ...I've never understood
grand-chose ...much
Il n'y a jamais ....There is never
grand-chose ...much
ni petite chose ...nor little details
Il y a autre chose. ...there's something else
Autre chose ...something else
c'est ce que j'aime ...that's what I like
qui me plaît ...what pleases me
et que je fais. ...and what I do
Embauché malgré moi ...Taken on, against my will...
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For two ocarinas and piano

Title by uploader: Malgré Moi - two ocarinas and piano


6.00 USD

ZIP, 318.1 Kb ID: SM-000088403 Upload date: 27 Feb 2012
Instrumentation
Piano, Ocarina
Type of score
Full score, Parts
Key
C major
Publisher
David W Solomons
Duration
2'2
Year of composition
2004
Genre
Classical/Instrumental
Based on my setting of Prévert's poem "Malgré moi", this ditty uses a sort of ostinato in the piano and the ocarinas (one in G (Sol2) and one in C (Do3)) play an altered canon above it.
The sound sample is an electronic preview.
The zip file contains scores (transposed and concert pitch) and parts (including both transposed and concert pitch versions for the Ocarina in G)
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For two ocarinas and guitar

Title by uploader: Malgré Moi - 2 ocarinas and guitar


7.00 USD

ZIP, 273.5 Kb ID: SM-000169716 Upload date: 21 Aug 2012
Instrumentation
Acoustic guitar, Ocarina, Classical guitar
Scored for
Trio
Type of score
Full score, Parts
Publisher
David W Solomons
Difficulty
Medium
Duration
2'0
Year of composition
2012
Genre
Classical/Instrumental
Another version of my Malgré Moi setting (inspired by the poem of that name by Jacques Prévert).
This one is for an ocarina in C, an ocarina in G and a guitar. I have notated the guitar in a simple classical form and also provided chord names, so that the guitarist can improvise on the chords if preferred.
The zip file contains the score and parts and also an untransposed score (ie with the ocarina in G untransposed) for reference.
The sound file is an electronic preview
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