The Ophicleide Repertoire Page:About
Abbreviations used in the repertoire
About dates specifications :
- 1st = 1st performance
- P = performance
- C = composition
- G = Date from Grove
- A = Autographe Date
- ? = no date
- M = Manuscript Date
- ? date = do not know what it is
- Pu = Publication
- Pr = Print
- Pa = partly Autographe
- Ma = maybe Autographe
About conflict category :
- SNR = Source non Reliable
- NOP = No Oph. Parts
- CTY = composer too young
- DMTE = Date Manuscript Too early
- MACD = Manuscript after composer's death
- CONT = Contradiction
- NSI = Not same instrumentation
About the repertoire itself
I did this repertoire as part of my studies in Sibelius Academy in Helsinki. It was initially done in an OpenOffice Calc file. In order to import it in this file into a web page like this one, and to make it a bit easier, some minor datas and precisions have been taken away. I did this catalogue by beeing as methodic, and precise as possible. Nevertheless, and despite all my good will, it is possible that some mistake have been sneaking in. If you are willing to add datas in order to make this repertoire grow, please feel free ton contact me.
As a final word, I would like to say many thanks to my good friend David Crisinel that has been making this web site being !
After a polymecanic apprenticeship, and a one year in technical school, I got the chance to study tuba in Geneva University of Music. I studied with Mr. P. Pilloud and got my Bachelor's degree in 2010. During the study season 2010-2011, I had an exchange year in Sibelius Academy, Helsinki, where I studied with Mr. P. Keskitalo. Summer 2011, I participated in the Baltic Youth Philharmonic Orchestra and the Lucerne Academy. After these exciting experiences, and finishing my Master's degree in Geneva in 2013, I continued my studies in Sibelius Academy. Year 2013, I won the tuba position in Turku Philharmonic Orchestra.
Currently, I am a last year student in Sibelius Academy, teaching in Turku music schools and working in TFO (http://www.tfo.fi). I am also a member of the Helten Brass Ensemble (http://www.heltenbrass.com)
About ophicleide stuff
I became interested in ophicleide in 2012, and soon after bought my own instrument. I have mostly been studying the instrument in an autodidactic way. Quite fast, I got curious about the use of ophicleide. When asking friends about the repertoire, answer where always sounding the same : You won't find much - Apart Berlioz, Mendelssohn and some others, I am not sure what you'll find. My instinct was telling me there had to be something more. After one year of almost constant thesis, article reading and many emails sent, I am happy to present the end result here. I also want to say thank you to the few people who took time to answer my questions.