Image astrale

Jean Coulthard
Composition Date: 1981
Revision Date: 1988
Duration: 00:10:12
Genre: Keyboard, Piano, One Keyboard, Two Hands


Instrumentation Set Number 1:
  • 1 x Piano
Programme Note:
Jean Coulthard

Image Astrale , 1981

Commissioned by: Christine Coyiuto, with the assistance of The Canada Council

Premiered by:

“Jean Coulthard’s Image Astrale for solo piano is a miniature evocation of a myriad of musical styles, all set down with consummate skill.” Jacob Siskind, Ottawa Citizen, October 18, 1988

“After I had finished Sonata for Two Pianos (‘Of the Universe;’ 1979), with its three movements, ‘Constellations’, ‘The Vast Night’, and ‘Cosmic’, I wanted to develop these ideas. Image Astrale is a dramatic work, written about my thoughts and feelings when I contemplate the stars. The title describes how the heavenly bodies provoke our imagination. There is such an interest in the universe today that I feel we should try to project ourselves into it, one way or another.”


  • Call Number:
  • MI 2110 C855i
  • Genre:
  • Keyboard, Piano, One Keyboard, Two Hands
  • Date of Acquisition:
  • November 3, 1988
  • Type:
  • Print-music, published
  • Physical Description:
  • 20 p. of music :
    20 Pages
    Height: 28 cm
  • Language Information
  • Main language: English
  • Additional Information:
  • For piano solo.
    Composed in 1981.
    Commissioned by Christine Coyiuto through The Canada Council.
    Duration: 10:00
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