Philippe Mazé (b. 1954) — Procession pour un Jour de Fête (1987) for organ
French conductor and composer Philippe Mazé (b. 1954) began his musical education studying with Daniel Roth and Gabriel Looren, and later moved to the Ecole Normale de Musique in Paris where he studied harmony, counterpoint, fugue, history of music, analysis and aesthetics, winning prizes and diplomas in each of these subjects. He studied choral conducting with Stéphane Caillat, Eric Ericson, and Andrea Georgi, and orchestral conducting with Henri-Claude Fantapié. After obtaining diplomas in these two disciplines, he then studied singing with Annie-Béatrice Lepré and the teaching of vocal technique with Richard Miller, winning yet another prize and diploma. Mazé became Chapelmaster at the Basilique du Sacré-Cœur, Montmartre and Director of Music at the choir school at the age of 23, a post that he held for 18 years. In 1996, he was honored with the title “Maître de Chapelle émérite de la Basilique du Vœu National.” At the same time, he became master of the choirs at the Église de la Madeleine, Paris. As well as a career teaching choral conducting, Mazé has been an active composer. His works—more than 100 motets, 20 masses, several liturgical works, and several instrumental works—are published in England, Germany, Switzerland, and France.
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