Whether it is an orchestral work or a composition for chamber ensemble, Pierre Jalbert professes his affection for musical forms both large and small, and especially enjoys the back-and-forth of creating a work for large forces immediately followed by a smaller one. His music is vibrant, lushly scored, and tautly constructed with thoughtfulness and precision. His early exposure to liturgical music gave him an appreciation for the sense of "suspended time" it creates, and his compositions often contrast this type of slow music with highly syncopated, bustling material that propels the work forward.
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