Without Serge Garant’s revolutionary presence at the podium for more than twenty years between 1966 and 1986, Québec would still be in the dark ages of musicmaking…
Seldom performed, almost ignored, the music of Serge Garant is a treasure waiting to be rediscovered. Far beyond the technical intricacies which offered too great a challenge to performers of the past, shimmers an extremely sensitive universe. Complex, furtive, jagged and lyrical all at once, one must be tamed by it before understanding its richness; addiction, here, increases with usage! We have performed it in the past, we are performing it today and we will perform it in the future, for it possesses the rare qualities of being elusive and full of an insurpassable breathtaking intelligence.
- 1Quintette (1978), 15:07flute (alto flute), oboe (English horn), cello, piano and percussion
- 2Offrande I (1969), 14:10
- 3Amuya (1968), 17:41flute (piccolo), oboe, clarinet, bassoon, horn, trumpet, trombone, percussion, piano, harp, celesta, violins, viola and cello
- 4… chant d’amours (1975), 28:05soprano, mezzo-soprano, baritone, cello, 2 horns, 3 trumpets, 3 trombones, 2 harps, 2 percussions and fixed medium