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Émile Damais
Compositeur et musicographe français

Émile Damais

Émile Damais
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Intro Compositeur et musicographe français
A.K.A. Emile Damais
Was Musician Composer Teacher
From France
Field Academia Music
Gender male
Birth 4 March 1906, Paris
Death 2003 (aged 96 years)
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Émile Damais (4 March 1906 in Paris – 8 April 2003) was a French composer and musicologist. A prisoner in the Stalag II B, Hammerstein / Schlochau (Poland) during the Second World War, he composed there Ô nuit… for singing and orchestra. He was also a professor of music history.


  • Sonata for violon
  • Appassionato for doublebasse and piano
  • O Nuit... for singing and orchestra (after the Mystère des saints innocents by Charles Péguy composed in the stalag in February 1942
  • String quartet (1944).
  • Symphonic sketch for saxophone and orchestra
  • Concert Esquisse Symphonique for saxophone in Eb and piano
  • 5 divertissements pourophone for alto saxophone in Eb solo
  • Litanies florales, mélody for voice and piano
  • Petites Phrases for violin and piano on Amazon
  • Motets published by the Schola Cantorum publishing department in Paris
  • Passion according to Saint Matthew, premiered in Limoges in 1948
  • Oratorio on a text by Paul Claudel, Le Chemin de la Croix for mixed choirs, large orchestra, solo soprano, tenor solo, bass and reciting, written during the war and given to the Concerts Pasdeloup in 1946
  • Organ pieces like this Interlude for Christmas (Musique et Liturgie No 6, 1948)


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