(1963) written by André Ducret
based on a poem by Emile Gardaz. is an a cappella SATB choiral piece. Scored Moderato
time it describes the atmosphere of an October evening and the poet's reflections, dreaming by his window whilst looking at nature, the fog, shafdows and half-light.
I came to Soir d'octobre
when auditioning to join a small mixed
Bremen group [Christian, Henner, Maja, Marlene] after my time in the Collegium Musicum Bremen
. It was amongst 15 other SATB quartet pieces they put before me.
I have not been able to locate the arrangement's source and have therefore listed it in Geoff's Choral Odds and Ends.