Clermont Pépin
Composition Date: 1961
Duration: 00:15:50
Genre: Orchestra / Large Ensembles, Chamber Orchestra (10 to 20)


Instrumentation Set Number 1:
  • 2 x Flute
  • 2 x Oboe
  • 2 x Clarinet
  • 2 x Bassoon
  • 2 x Horn
  • 2 x Trumpet
  • 2 x Trombone
  • 1 x Percussion
  • 1 x Unspecified bowed strings
Instrumentation Set Number 2:
  • 1 x Chamber orch.
Programme Note:
The Monologue for Chamber Orchestra begins with a lyrical theme in a very slow tempo and is followed by an episode based on contrapuntal and rhythmic elements. After the return of the initial theme, a new dramatic motive finds its way, along with rhythms and clusters alternating between the Brass and the String sections, thus providing a rhythmic dimension to the work and lessening the melodic character of the beginning. A second return of the lyrical theme leads to a Choral which ends the work.

Monologue for Chamber Orchestra was commissioned by the Orchestre des Petites symphonies and its Musical Director Roland Leduc. Thanks to a grant from the Canada Council.

The premiere of Monologue took place in Montréal, on May 1961, with Roland Leduc conducting the Orchestra des Petites symphonies de Radio-Canada.

C. P.


  • Call Number:
  • MI 1200 P422mo
  • Genre:
  • Orchestra / Large Ensembles, Chamber Orchestra (10 to 20)
  • Date of Acquisition:
  • August 28, 1989
  • Type:
  • Print-music, published
  • Physical Description:
  • 1 partition (55 p.) ;
    55 Pages
    Height: 39 cm
  • Additional Information:
  • Pour orchestre de chambre: 2222/2220/perc/cordes.
    Oeuvre déposée au CMC Québec.
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