Les sept crimes de l’amour

Program note

“Les sept crimes de l’amour” [The Seven Crimes of Love] establishes a spirit of instrumental theatre. The score indicates the positions that the three protagonists must adopt over the seven movements. These actions are rigorously articulated by the musical sequences, with no stage directions other than those designed to produce sound. Props (some symbolic, like the apple) and instruments used unconventionally (clarinet body with no mouthpiece, zarb as megaphone) contribute to the staged aspect of the piece.


-Daniel Durney


Les 7 crimes de l’amour
Sequence I
Sequence II
Sequence III
Sequence IV: The Music Lesson
Sequence V
Sequence VI
Sequence VII



Year of composition
B-flat clarinet /
Conga /
Soprano /

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