for tenor recorder and percusion instruments
The name refers to the Château d’Annevoie, situated south of the town of Namur in Belgium.
Charles-Alexis de Montpellier had the gardens surrounding the castle laid out around 1770. The prevailing theme in the gardens is the use of water, inspired by the fountains of the Villa dEste in Tivoli and the quiet basins of Versailles.
In each case a water stream is fed by three sources, appearing in a different shape every time (fountains, basins).
In the composition Paul has kept to the sequence of the guided tour. He classified the sequence according to the Haiku proportion of 5-7-5=17.
Every time the rhythm changes and/or at a double bar in the score, the visitor arrives in a different part of the garden, where a new garden element originates. The recorder plays a free melody simultaneously, thus depicting the individual emotions of the visitor.
Tenor recorder (or d'recorder)
Percusion instruments:Triangle low, high.
Cymbals: low, high. Chinees cymbal.
Tom tom, low. Conga low, high.
Bongo, low, high. Woodblock.
Gongs 5, from low to high.
commissioned by Maurice van Lieshout,
First performance, recorder Maurice van Lieshout,
percusion Eduardo leandro