On graduating from the Brussels Conservatoire where he had studied the organ and harmony, Jean Absil decided to devote his time to composition combined with teaching harmony and later, counterpoint at the same Conservatoire. He was unusually prolific for his time and, according to the library of the Belgian Centre for Contemporary Music, wrote nearly 230 works covering a wide range of genres. He was initially inspired by the lush late Romanticism of Wagner and Richard Strauss but winning the Prix Rubens in 1934 enabled him to travel to Paris where he met Ibert, Milhaud and Honegger. Their dry and tonally uneasy styles influenced his subsequent compositions which, although not strictly atonal give that impression by the independent writing for each voce in an ensemble. These ultimately resolve into a tonality which is unique to the piece. The alto saxophone sonata Op.115 of 1963 seems to bear this out.
Instruments - Delivery is FREE within the UK for all instruments. This price you see is the price you pay.
(Instruments over £100 are always sent by our Express service, regardless of the service selected in the checkout.)
Sheet music, accessories & gifts - We offer 3 services:
|Brighton||Out of Stock|
|Chichester||Out of Stock|
We are one of the top suppliers of woodwind, brass and orchestral strings across Sussex and are main agents for most of the instruments we sell. We only list instruments we normally carry in stock.
Our instruments are fully checked and set up through our workshop to ensure perfect playing.
Alfred Basic Prep Course For the Young Beginner Lesson Book: Level C
Alfred Basic Piano Lesson Book 1b: Tutor
Alfred Basic Piano All In One Course: Level 2: Piano
Bastien Piano Basics: Level One (wp201)
Bastien Piano Basics: Level Four
Piano Time Book 1: Sight-Reading (Pauline Hall) (Oxford University Press)
Spooky Piano Time (Pauline Hall (Oxford University Press)
In Session With Charlie Parker: Tenor Sax
Take The Lead: Blues Brothers: Tenor Sax: Book & CD
Chesters Easiest Rags: Piano
Chesters Easiest Traditional Songs Of The British Isles: Piano
Chesters Piano Starters: Book 2