(1949 - 2013)

Pierre Moret

Compositeur - Composer

Biography

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Composer, choir conductor and organist, Pierre Moret’s daily life is music and he shares his passion with all those around him.

Born in 1949 in Northern France, Pierre Moret studied music and French literature at the University of Paris from 1968 to 1978 .

Between 1980 and 1991, he stopped playing and composing music. He studied law in Paris and moved to Normandy where he decided to compose again.

In 1994, he discovered Lewis Carroll’s books: "Alice’s adventures in wonderland", and "Through the looking glass". He decided to write a libretto in French using these books, and to compose two musical theatre works. "ALICE…" and "Through the looking glass" were first performed in 1996 and 1998.
In 1998, moved to Brittany where he met Genevieve Page, soprano.
Their mutual practice of vocal music repertoire gave him the opportunity to compose numerous works :
• songs and works for children’s choir
• a cantata for soprano, narrator, clarinet, and piano "So Patient Was the Snow"
• a religious piece "Salve Regina" for soprano, mezzo-soprano, string quartet, and positive organ
"Gloires", for baritone or bass and string orchestra: four Biblical psalms in a new French translation.
In 2007, his opera "Captain Gulliver’s adventures" is first performed in Brest, with soloists, children’s choirs and a small orchestra.
Poetry, which he appreciates, is often a source of inspiration for his works.
Pierre Moret is an independant composer, and takes for masters the famous composers of the 20th century: Ravel, Bartok, Stravinsky, Britten, Poulenc and all the great figures of the past.
He has chosen to live in a small town in the Arrée Mountains (Brittany) : the landscape is wild and magic and has a great influence on his compositions.

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