Composition Timeline

Avant toi - Score Cover

Avant toi – Arrangement

I composed this arrangement for piano and cello of Avant toi in 2020. This original pop-song is performed by Slimane and Vitaa.
Toi qui as entendu - Score Cover

Toi qui as entendu

I composed Toi qui as entendu very recently, after discovering this wonderful poem by Odile Riondet at the yearly general assembly of ACCREL. Inspired by the Gospel of John, chapter 3, it is meant to be used for baptisms or for the second week of easter and is built around a single word: "Chante !" ("Sing!" in French).
Laudate Dominum - Score Cover

Laudate Dominum

Laudate Dominum is a Christmas carol that starts with the psalm 130, De profundis, which is sung for the second vespers of Christmas, and expresses the cry of the Christ, descended on earth, to his Father. It is followed by a tenor aria with some lyrics from the Gospel of Luke (2, 10), when the angel comes to announce the birth of Jesus. It is finally concluded by a very long fugue on the Psalm 117, Laudate Dominum Omnes Gentes, used as an antiphon during the Christmas liturgical time.
Le Seigneur est tendresse et pitié - Psalm 102 - 3rd Sunday of Lent Year C - Score Cover

Le Seigneur est tendresse et pitié – Psalm 102 – Lent version

Le Seigneur est tendresse et pitié - Psalm 102 is one of the two versions I recently composed for the national magazine Voix Nouvelles. One particularity of liturgical year C is that the psalm 102 is used two times, once for the 7th Sunday in Ordinary Time, the second time for the 3rd Sunday in Lent. The challenge was to set up two relevant musics on the same psalm that would create two different spiritual atmospheres. Here is the version for the 3rd Sunday in Lent. The version for the 7th Sunday in Ordinary Time can be found there.
Le Seigneur est tendresse et pitié - Psalm 102 - 7th Sunday of Ordinary Time Year C - Score Cover

Le Seigneur est tendresse et pitié – Psalm 102 – OT version

Le Seigneur est tendresse et pitié - Psalm 102 is one of the two versions I recently composed for the national magazine Voix Nouvelles. One particularity of liturgical year C is that the psalm 102 is used two times, once for the 7th Sunday in Ordinary Time, the second time for the 3rd Sunday in Lent. The challenge was to set up two relevant musics on the same psalm that would create two different spiritual atmospheres. Here is the version for the 7th Sunday in Ordinary Time. The version for the 3rd Sunday in Lent can be found there.
Rorate Cæli Desuper - Score Cover

Rorate Cæli Desuper

Rorate Cæli Desuper was composed in 2017 and this Christmas carol is more an "Advent carol" as the lyrics, from the book of Isaiah (45:8), are frequently sung as a plainsong at Mass and in the Divine Office during Advent where it gives expression to the longings of Patriarchs and Prophets, and symbolically of the Church, for the coming of the Messiah. Throughout Advent it occurs daily as the versicle and response after the hymn at Vespers.
Waltz n°1 - Score Cover

Waltz n°1 for Piano

Waltz n°1 for piano is my first waltz, composed in 2017, inspired by the one in the movie La La Land. Its melodic flow, that never stops, makes me think of couples swirling on the dance floor.
Bete Aber Auch Dabei - Aria from Cantata BWV 115 - Arrangement - Score Cover

Bete Aber Auch Dabei – Aria from Cantata BWV 115 – Arrangement

This in an arrangement for flute, two cellos and piano of Bete Aber Auch Dabei - BWV 115, which I consider being one of the most beautiful arias in Johann Sebastian Bach's cantatas. The original piece is written for soprano solo, flute and cello piccolo, instrument about which we barely know nothing, but that he had a very wide range, especially in high pich.
Love Came Down at Christmas - Score Cover

Love Came Down at Christmas

Love Came Down at Christmas is the very first Christmas carol that I composed for the International Choir and Orchestra of Ho Chi Minh City in 2016. Based on lyrics of Christina Rossetti, this lovely poem invites us to contemplate the humble love of God for humankind and how this movement of God towards us eventually saves us. The music is at the same time sweet and passionate, bright and meditative, to express this non-instinctive wonder of the extraordinary of God in the ordinary of life.
Heureux les pauvres de cœur - Psalm 145 - Score Cover

Heureux les pauvres de cœur – Psalm 145

I composed Heureux les pauvres de cœur - Psalm 145 for the 4th Sunday of Ordinary Time of year A. It's been published in the magazine Voix Nouvelles n°102.
Mass of Mercy - Kyrie "Béni sois-tu" - Score Cover

Mass of Mercy – Kyrie “Béni sois-tu”

I wrote this Kyrie "Béni sois-tu" from the Mass of Mercy for the Advent 2015. The verses focus on the mercy of Christ and set a positive meditation on our condition of forgiven sinners, infinitely loved. The music is build on the mode of E which creates a very sweet atmosphere. This piece was published in the magazine Voix Nouvelles.
Cao Cung Lên - Score Cover

Cao Cung Lên – Orchestration

I orchestrated Cao Cung Lên, wonderful Vietnamese Christmas carol, in 2015 for the International Choir and Orchestra of Ho Chi Minh City. It is one of the most popular Christmas piece in Vietnam, and it holds a very special place in catholic people's heart here.
Bénis le Seigneur, ô mon âme - Psalm 103 - Score Cover

Bénis le Seigneur, Ô mon âme – Psalm 103

Bénis le Seigneur, Ô mon âme - Psalm 103 was composed in 2015 for choir SATB, soloist and organ. It combines a classical counterpoint for the antiphon, and more modern harmonies for the verses. It's been published in the national magazine Voix Nouvelles.
Lauda Sion - Score Cover

Lauda Sion – Prelude for Brass Ensemble

I composed Lauda Sion - Prelude for Brass in 2015 for the national pilgrimage of the National Federation of Liturgical Choirs (ANCOLI) on the theme Come and praise the Lord. This piece preceeds a motet on the Lauda Sion, text of Saint Thomas Aquinas, a sequence prescribed for the the liturgical feast of Corpus Christi. You can find the motet there.
Lauda Sion - Score Cover

Lauda Sion – Motet

I composed Lauda Sion - Motet in 2015 for the national pilgrimage of the National Federation of Liturgical Choirs (ANCOLI) on the theme Come and praise the Lord. This piece is a motet on the Lauda Sion, text of Saint Thomas Aquinas, a sequence prescribed for the the liturgical feast of Corpus Christi. It's preceded by a prelude that you can find there.
Debout à la droite du Seigneur - Psalm 44 - Score Cover

Debout à la droite du Seigneur – Psalm 44

I composed Debout à la droite du Seigneur - Psalm 44 in 2014 for the feast of the Assumption. Written for choir SATB and organ, the contemporary harmonies leas congregation into meditation. It's been published in the national magazine Voix Nouvelles n°94 in 2014.
Agnus Dei - Agnus Dei - Mass in Bm (BWV 232) - Arrangement - Score Cover

Agnus Dei – Mass in Bm (BWV 232) – Arrangement

Here is an arrangement for flute and piano for this very famous Agnus Dei from the Mass in Bm - BWV 232, composed by Johann Sebastian Bach.
Devenez ce que vous recevez - Arrangement - Score Cover

Devenez ce que vous recevez – Arrangement

Here is an arrangement of Devenez ce que vous recevez for flute, clarinet, cello and organ of this very famous communion song (at least in France). The original harmonies have been kept, so it's possible to use this arrangement with the SATB parts and guitar chords from the original version.
Running in the Wind - Score Cover

Running in the Wind

Running in the Wind is a wild piece for piano that was composed in 2011. The left hand, never at rest, with this obsessive pace, pictures nicely this black stallion galloping in the windy fields.
Mass of Saint Roch - Score Cover

Mass of Saint Roch – Gloria

I composed this Gloria from the Mass of Saint Roch in 2011. It is written for choir SATB and organ, but also includes a SSA version for children voices. Saint Roch is rather popular in the north of Europe and in the city of Cambrai (my diocese) has a church named after this saint.
Mass of Saint Roch - Score Cover

Mass of Saint Roch – Sanctus

I composed this Sanctus from the Mass of Saint Roch in 2011. It is written for choir SATB and organ, but also includes a SSA version for children voices. Saint Roch is rather popular in the north of Europe and in the city of Cambrai (my diocese) has a church named after this saint.
Silent Night - Arrangement - Score Cover

Silent Night – Arrangement

Christmas is coming soon, thus here is a modest arrangement of this very famous Christmas carol for piano, Silent Night.
Fatalitas - Score Cover

Fatalitas

Fatalitas (originally named Pièce en Trio) is an arrangement of an organ piece composed by Guillaume-Antoine Calvière, French organist and composer from the 18th century. This arrangement is written for flute (or alto saxophone), piano and cello, and in which I tried to highlight the passionate and powerful atmosphere of it.
Mass of Saint Roch - Score Cover

Mass of Saint Roch – Agnus Dei

I composed this Agnus Dei from the Mass of Saint Roch in 2010. It is written for choir SATB and organ, but also includes a SSA version for children voices. Saint Roch is rather popular in the north of Europe and in the city of Cambrai (my diocese) has a church named after this saint.
Mass of Saint Roch - Score Cover

Mass of Saint Roch – Alleluia

I composed this Alleluia from the Mass of Saint Roch in 2009. It is written for choir SATB and organ, but also includes a SSA version for children voices. Saint Roch is rather popular in the north of Europe and in the city of Cambrai (my diocese) has a church named after this saint.
Mass of Saint Roch - Score Cover

Mass of Saint Roch – Penitential Act

I composed this penitential act from the Mass of Saint Roch in 2009. It is written for choir SATB and organ, but also includes a SSA version for children voices. Saint Roch is rather popular in the north of Europe and in the city of Cambrai (my diocese) has a church named after this saint.
Sunny Winter Days - Score Cover

Sunny Winter Days

Sunny Winter Days is a slow jazz piece that was written in 2008 for a friend of mine who plays alto saxophone. When I composed it, the melodic line made me think of those sunny winter sundays, when you can look at the snow fields through your window, while seated in your armchair, before the fireplace, holding a cup of hot chocolate. Hence the name of the piece.
I believe - Score Cover

I Believe – Arrangement

I composed this arrangement of I believe for flute, oboe, alto saxophone, cello and piano that I wrote in 2010 for the wedding of two friends of mine. Composed by Era, Eric Lévi and Rasha Rizk, this neo-classical piece, New-Age genre, is very peaceful and inspirational.
Love and Truth - Score Cover

Love and Truth for String Quartet

Love and Truth for string quartet is an arrangement of a baroque fugue from my Fiat Lux cantata, composed in 2007 for the inauguration of renewed stained glass windows in Bruire au Bois' church (North of France).
Alleluia, louez le Seigneur - Psalm 150 - String Quartet - Score Cover

Alleluia, louez le Seigneur – Psalm 150 – String Quartet

Alleluia, louez le Seigneur - Psalm 150 - String quartet is an arrangement for the psalm 150 that I composed for the wedding of two friends of mine. You can download the original piece there.
Alleluia, louez le Seigneur - Psalm 150 - Score Cover

Alleluia, louez le Seigneur – Psalm 150

Alleluia, louez le Seigneur - Psalm 150 was originally a Gospel acclamation and was turned into the psalm 150 for the wedding of two friends of mine. It's been published in the magazine Voix Nouvelles n°80. You can download a string quartet arrangement there.
Fugue 4 Parts - Score Cover

Fugue 4 Parts – String Quartet

I wrote this Fugue 4 Parts during my composition studies in 2005. Even if it was "just" an exercise, I really consider this piece as an actual composition work, which I like to play every now and then. There are two versions of the fugue: a version for organ and a version for string quartet. You can download the string quartet version here. For the organ version, please go there.
Fugue 4 Parts - Score Cover

Fugue 4 Parts – Organ

I wrote this Fugue 4 Parts during my composition studies in 2005. Even if it was "just" an exercise, I really consider this piece as an actual composition work, which I like to play every now and then. There are two versions of the fugue: a version for organ and a version for string quartet. You can download the organ version here. For the string quartet version, please go there.
Chantez au Seigneur - Score Cover

Chantez au Seigneur – Motet on a Psalm of Saint Francis of Assisi

I composed this motet, Chantez au Seigneur, based on psalm 9 and verses from Saint Francis of Assisi for the vocal ensemble Harmonia Sacra, based in Valenciennes (north of France) in 2004. I decided to revive it for the International Choir and Orchestra of Ho Chi Minh City, and therefore added an orchestration in 2019. ICOHCMC performed it in May 2019.
Donne-moi seulement de t'aimer - Arrangement - Score Cover

Donne-moi seulement de t’aimer – Arrangement

Here is a simple arrangement of Donne-moi seulement de t'aimer for flute and cello on a wonderful music of Claire Châtaigner on lyrics by Saint Ignatius of Loyola.
Flânerie - Score Cover

Flânerie for String Quartet

Flânerie for string quartet is a little gigue that I wrote in 2004 during my composition studies when we were covering the Baroque style at the conservatory.
Où sont amour et charité - Arrangement - Score Cover

Où sont amour et charité – Arrangement

I wrote this arrangement for Où sont amour et charité by André Gouzes in 2002 for the presbyteral ordinations of my diocese. It comprises three interludes and a postlude for flute, trumpet, string quintet and organ.
Le Seigneur est mon berger - Psalm 22 - Score Cover

Le Seigneur est mon Berger – Psalm 22

Le Seigneur est mon Berger - Psalm 22 is the first psalm I composed in 2002 for the ordination to the Order of Diaconate of a close friend. It was published in the magazine Voix Nouvelles n°80.
Il est vivant comme il l'avait promis - Canon - Score Cover

Il est vivant comme il l’avait promis – Canon

I originally composed Il est vivant comme il l'avait promis - Canon for the community of Taizé. Unfortunately, since Jacques Berthier (the composer who wrote the majority of the Taizé songs) passed away, the brothers decided to compose their songs themselves and therefore, kindly refused this song. However it's been published in the national magazine Voix Nouvelles n°108 in 2018.
Benedicite - Canon - Score Cover

Benedicite – Canon

I composed this Benedicite in 2002. This canon is to be used for benediction of meals and has been more particularly written for community meetings and youth summer camps.
Christ est ressuscité - Acclamation - Score Cover

Christ est ressuscité – Acclamation

I composed Christ est ressuscité - Acclamation for organ and choir SATB in 2002. This short acclamation for Easter celebrations introduces us joyfully to the prasing mood of this liturgical time. Christ is risen, Halleluia!
Bouncing Tune - Score Cover

Bouncing Tune

Bouncing Tune is a small intrumental piece that I composed in 2001 for trumpet in Bb and organ. Its bouncy melody and the dialogue between the instruments create a very joyful atmosphere, that would perfectly match a meditation time in a Christmas or Easter liturgy.
Messe du Royaume - Score Cover

Messe du Royaume – Gloria

I composed this Gloria from the Messe du Royaume in 2000. It's actually just the start of the Gloria that is to be sung by everyone, the rest of the hymn can then be read by the congegation.
Angelus - Score Cover

Angelus

I composed this Angelus for two voices and organ in 2000. The melody has been shaped so that accompaniement is not compulsory and the piece could be sung a capella. This piece has been published by the national magazine Voix Nouvelles.
Bible Song of Saint Peter - Score Cover

Bible Song of Saint Peter – NT8

The lyrics of this motet are based on the Bible Song of Saint Peter, as they are used in the Catholic liturgy nowadays. Written for SATB choir, organ can possibly support the singers. It's been published by the national magazine Voix Nouvelles.
A toi louange et gloire - Bible Song of Daniel AT40 - Score Cover

A toi louange et gloire – Bible Song of Daniel AT40

I composed A toi louange et gloire - Bible Song of Daniel AT40 in 2000. I was in liturgy class when the organist of the community passed me a paper note to tell me he couldn't find any music for this bible song for the mass of 18h. So, he asked me if I could compose one quickly. Which I did. During the liturgy class. And here it is. It's been published in the magazine Voix Nouvelles n°79.
Au Royaume du Père - Score Cover

Au Royaume du Père

This liturgical hymn, with lyrics from Guy Clerc, gently claims the love of God that makes us sisters and brothers. Au Royaume du Père has been published in the magazine Chantons en Eglise n°154.
Messe du Royaume - Score Cover

Messe du Royaume – The Lord’s Prayer

I composed this Lord's prayer from the Messe du Royaume in 1999. It was thought so that the melody can stand on its own, without any accompaniement. It was chosen for the Yearly Episcopal Top 10 Song Selection of year 2019 in France and was also sung for the National Pilgrimage of Liturgical Choirs in 2019 in Lourdes.
Messe du Royaume - Score Cover

Messe du Royaume – Penitential Act

I composed this penitential act from the Messe du Royaume in 1999. It uses the second formula from the catholic missal, for wich music is rarely written. It's been published in the magazine Voix Nouvelles n°100.
Messe du Royaume - Score Cover

Messe du Royaume – Agnus Dei

I composed this Agnus Dei from the Messe du Royaume in 1999. It's a very simple one, that will be very suitable for liturgies of the Ordinary Time.
Messe du Royaume - Score Cover

Messe du Royaume – Memorial Acclamation

I composed this memorial acclamation from the Messe du Royaume in 1999 and it's been published in the magazine Voix Nouvelles n°100.
Messe du Royaume - Score Cover

Messe du Royaume – Sanctus

This sanctus from the Messe du Royaume was composed in 1999 and was published in the magazine Voix Nouvelles n°100. It was first performed at Festi'Paroisses, a big event of the Diocese of Cambrai, celebrating the new organization of parishes.
Alleluia for Alto Recorder and Harpsichord - Score Cover

Alleluia for Alto Recorder and Harpsichord

Alleluia for alto recorder and harpsichord was composed in 1997 and is one of the first intrumental pieces I wrote. One can tell that I was already in love with counterpoint.
Mélancolie for Atlo Saxophone and Organ - Score Cover

Mélancolie for Alto Saxophone and Organ

Mélancolie for alto saxophone and organ is a short piece that can be used as a meditation in liturgy. The atmosphere it sets can help people refocus on onself.
Dieu notre Père, voici le pain - Score Cover

Dieu notre Père, voici le pain

This canon offertory is the very first song I wrote in 1993, I was 17 years old. Published in the magazine Chantons en Eglise n°112, Dieu notre Père, voici le pain has been selected for the Bishop's Ligurgical Song Promotion in 2010, which selects the 20 best songs of the year to promote in French parishes.

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Dieu notre Père, voici le pain - Score Cover

Dieu notre Père, voici le pain

This canon offertory is the very first song I wrote in 1993, I was 17 years old. Published in the magazine Chantons en Eglise n°112, Dieu notre Père, voici le pain has been selected for the Bishop’s Ligurgical Song Promotion in 2010, which selects the 20 best songs of the year to promote in French parishes.

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