THE LIVING COMPOSERS PROJECT  

Olivier Penard

(b. 1974, Paris).

French composer of mostly chamber, choral and vocal works that have been performed throughout the world; he is also active as a conductor.

Mr. Penard studied analysis, piano, score reading, and writing at the École Normale de Musique de Montreuil from 1993–95. He then studied composition with Philippe Capdenat and Guy Reibel at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique de Paris in 1995 and earned a master's degree in musicology at the Université Paris Sorbonne-Paris IV in 1997.

As a conductor, he has worked in both Baroque music and contemporary music.

In addition to the works listed below, he has written scores for dance, theatre and TV productions.

His publisher is Éditions Jobert.

CONTACT INFORMATION

E-mail address: olivierpenard@free.fr

COMPLETE LIST OF WORKS

ORCHESTRAL:

Hymne, orchestra (8 winds, 7 brass, piano, timpani, 2 percussion, strings), Op. 4, 1999

Suite Hollywoodienne, large orchestra (11 winds, 11 brass, 2 harps, timpani, 3 percussion, strings), Op. 18, 2005

Prime Time, symphonic band, Op. 22, 2008

Peter Pan, orchestra/large orchestra (8 winds, 9 brass, harp, piano [+ celesta], timpani, 2 percussion, strings), Op. 27b, 2010–11

Prélude au Livre des Haltes, large orchestra (12 winds, 12 brass, 2 harps, celesta, timpani, 5 percussion, strings), Op. 31, 2012–13

The Lodger, orchestra (8 winds, 6 brass, harp, timpani, 2 percussion, strings), Op. 33, 2014

CHAMBER MUSIC:

La Chèvre de monsieur Seguin (after Alphonse Daudet), flute, oboe, bassoon, French horn, trumpet, trombone, 2 violins, viola, cello, double bass, piano, 3 percussion, Op. 2, 1998

Artefact, clarinet, violin, cello, piano, Op. 11, 2001

Suite du bateleur, 4 French horns, 4 trumpets (all + B-flat trumpet, 1st, 2nd + piccolo trumpet), 3 trombones, bass trombone, euphonium, tuba, 3 percussion, Op. 15, 2003

Divertimento, 2 alto saxophones, 2 tenor saxophones, baritone saxophone, ensemble (flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, trumpet, trombone, cello, double bass, 3 percussion), Op. 16, 2003

Procession pour Sainte Cécile, trumpet, trombone, ensemble (2 French horns, trumpet, trombone, tuba, organ), Op. 21, 2006

Élégie pour violoncelle, cello, Op. 24, 2009

Phantasy, violin, viola, cello, piano, Op. 25, 2010

Polyptyque dit du diamant (Quatuor à cordes No. 1), string quartet, Op. 28, 2011

Charade (sur un thème d'Henri Dutilleux), cello, accordion, Op. 29, 2011

Quatre Épisodes pour violoncelle et marimba, cello, marimba, Op. 34, 2014–15

Ar-men (Quatuor à cordes No. 2 avec voix), soprano, string quartet, Op. 35, 2015

Quatre Légendes du sylphe, clarinet, piano, Op. 36, 2015

Quatuor pour flûtes, violoncelle, piano et percussions, flute, cello, piano, percussion, Op. 38, 2016

Trio à cordes, violin, viola, cello, Op. 39, 2016

CHORAL:

Ombra del morir (text by Michelangelo Buonarroti), soprano, alto, tenor, bass, 6 mixed voices, Op. 5, 2000

Anneau de paix (text by Paul Éluard), mixed chorus, Op. 7, 2000

Thomas Hardy's Legacy (text by Thomas Hardy), mixed chorus, Op. 9, 2001

Chant du dragon (text by Jacques Audiberti), mixed chorus, Op. 10, 2001

Psaume 88 (text from Psalm 88), female chorus, organ, timpani, Op. 12, 2002

Je suis le corps... – épilogue en hommage à Louise Labé (text by Louise Labé), soprano, speaker, mixed chorus, piano, string quartet, Op. 13, 2002

Quatre Motets pour l'office des ténèbres, mixed chorus, organ/continuo, Op. 17, 2004

Der Steppenwolf (text by Hermann Hesse), tenor, mixed chorus, piano, Op. 19, 2006

Le Cortège d'Aristophane (text by Aristophanes), mixed chorus, recorder, lute, Op. 23, 2008–09

Exaltabo te, Domine – Psaume 31 (text from Psalm 31), mixed chorus, harp, organ, percussion, string orchestra, Op. 26, 2010

VOCAL:

Spirits of the Dead (text by Edgar Allan Poe), soprano, English horn, 2 violins, viola, cello, double bass, piano, Op. 1, 1998

Chansons pornophoniques (song-cycle, texts by Paul Verlaine, Alexis Piron, Clément Marot, Straton of Sardis [French translation], Pierre-Jean de Béranger, François Maynard), soprano, piano, Op. 3, 1998–99

Quatre Sonnets de Louise Labé (text by Louise Labé), soprano, piano, string quartet, Op. 6, 2000

Ficciones del tiempo (song-cycle, text by Jorge Luis Borges), baritone, piano, Op. 8, 2001

The Others Death (song-cycle, text by John Donne), baritone, piano, Op. 14, 2003

Le Joueur de flûte d'Hamelin, voice, speaker, flute, violin, viola, cello, 2 percussion, Op. 20, 2006

Peter Pan, speaker, orchestra, Op. 27a, 2010–11

PIANO:

Chroniques, Op. 30, 2011–12

Pièces éparses, Op. 32, 2012

Sonate pour piano, Op. 37, 2015