Jean Chatillon  (1937-2019)
Last updated: 18.04.19
Jean Chatillon is a French-Canadian composer born in Nicolet, Quebec. According to the CD cover of Valse pour l'Échappée Belle/Les Saisons du Coeur he was born into a musical family. Initially an autodidact both as pianist and composer, he studied with Conrad Letendre in Montréal in 1951. In 1969 he founded the Music Section of the University of Quebec, Trois-Rivières, and taught there until his retirement in 1981. A prolific composer with many works in music and literature, he is an established composer at the Canadian Centre of Music.
Of special interest to folk musicians are his works based on French-Canadian folk songs. These include:
  • Patentages Op. 78 (48 arrangements for piano)
  • Danses Québécoises Op. 82 (8 pieces for orchestra)
  • Rouli, Roulant Op. 96 (20 arrangements for various istrumental groups)
  • Hommages a Nos Bons Folklorisstes Op. 101 (30 pieces for piano)
  • Hommages a Nos Bons Conteurs Op101 (10 pieces for piano)
  • Une Soiree a Quebec Op. 103 (5 pieces for winds trios).

Writing in January 2019 it is very sad to learn of his passing. He will be missed not only in Canada but also around the world. I am especially grateful to him for getting meinvolved in French-Canadian folklore.
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youtube15.jpg Au Paradis des Chats (Kaku paradize) perf. by Quattro Differente 5:04 J. Chatillon  Quattro Differente
youtube15.jpg Au Printemps de la Vie ...perf. by the composer's computer 2:38 J. Chatillon  Chatillon Computer
youtube15.jpg Berceuse pour Bruno perf. by Victoria Voronyansky 2:38 J. Chatillon  Victoria Voronyansky
youtube15.jpg Bergerette op 77 perf. by Sapcu Trio 6:19 J. Chatillon  Sapcu Trio
youtube15.jpg Choral Du Soir 0001 ... perf. by the composer's computer 2:38 J. Chatillon  Chatillon Computer
youtube15.jpg Des Enfants Jouent ... perf. by the composer's computer 2:49 J. Chatillon  Chatillon Computer
youtube15.jpg En Souvenir de 0001 ... perf. by the composer's computer 7:35 J. Chatillon  Chatillon Computer
youtube15.jpg En Souvenir de perf. by the Harper Wind Trio 7:04 J. Chatillon  Harper Wind Trio
youtube15.jpg Farfadets ... perf. by Zuzana Simurdova 4:23 J. Chatillon  Zuzana Simurdova
youtube15.jpg  Halloween 0001 2:06 J. Chatillon  Chatillon Computer
youtube15.jpg Hivers d'Antan 0001 - Winters of Long Ago 2:15 J. Chatillon  Chatillon Computer
youtube15.jpg Hommage à Conrad Letendre (Prelude + Fugue no1) perf. by the composer 6:00 J. Chatillon  Chatillon Computer
youtube15.jpg Hommage à Michel Perrault perf. by the composer 6:00 J. Chatillon  Chatillon Computer
youtube15.jpg L' Appel de Fleuve ... perf. by the composer's computer 7:57 J. Chatillon  Chatillon Computer
youtube15.jpg La Fête ... perf. by Jean's computer 3:29 J. Chatillon  Chatillon Computer
youtube15.jpg Le bouquet d'immortelles ... perf. by Geraldina Mendez 17:59 J. Chatillon  Geraldina Mendez
youtube15.jpg Le Cantique Oublie ... perf. by the composer's computer 4:02 J. Chatillon  Chatillon Computer
youtube15.jpg Le Printemps Qui Chante (solo piccolo) perf. by Efe Gokhan Unsal 2:13 J. Chatillon  Efe Gokhan Unsal
youtube15.jpg Mes Nuages for viola and piano perf. by Brett Deubner (viola) and Luba Slepoi (piano) 2:41 J. Chatillon  Brett Deubner and Luba Slepoi,
youtube15.jpg  Noel Quand Meme ... perf. by the composer's computer 1:58 J. Chatillon  Chatillon Computer
youtube15.jpg Our Beloved Cats ...perf. by the composer's computer 3:21 J. Chatillon  Chatillon Computer
youtube15.jpg Petit Valse du Samedi Soir ... perf. by Contra-Danza 2:36 J. Chatillon  Contra-Danza
youtube15.jpg Poucette ...perf. by Nancy Tyler 3:49 J. Chatillon  Nancy Tyler
youtube15.jpg Promenade Au Bois ...perf. by George Labrano Gomez 3:07 J. Chatillon  George Labrano Gomez
youtube15.jpg Reel du Québec .... perf. by Saxophone Quartet Andran 3:07 J. Chatillon  Saxophone Quartet Andran
youtube15.jpg Relaxation 0001 ...perf. by the composer's computer 5:10 J. Chatillon  Chatillon Computer
youtube15.jpg Retrospective - of the composer's CDs 1:31 J. Chatillon 
youtube15.jpg Rêves Du Samedi Soir ... perf. by the composer 2:54 J. Chatillon  Jean Chatillon
youtube15.jpg Rêves Impossibles (Impossible Dreams) ...perf. by Zuzana Simurdova 12:32 J. Chatillon  Zuzana Simurdova
youtube15.jpg  A Strange Sunset perf. by Jean's computer 3:35 J. Chatillon  Chatillon Computer
youtube15.jpg Sur le Pont D'Avignon & Vive la Compagnie! ... perf. by Nancy Tyler 4:34 J. Chatillon  Nancy Tyler Sur le pont d'Avignon
youtube15.jpg Tant Aimesb 0001 ... perf. by the composer's computer 3:54 J. Chatillon  Chatillon Computer
youtube15.jpg Toccate No.2 .... perf. by Zuzana Simurdova 4:52 J. Chatillon  Zuzana Simurdova
youtube15.jpg Two Waltzes ... perf. by Brett Deubner (viola) and Luba Slepoi (piano) 5:29 J. Chatillon  Brett Deubner and Luba Slepoi,
youtube15.jpg Valse Pour l'Échappée Belle ... perf. by Ruslan Sviridov and Irina Khovanskaya 4:22 J. Chatillon  Ruslan Sviridov and Irina Khovanskaya
youtube15.jpg Valse Pour l'Échappée Belle ... perf. by the composer 3:11 J. Chatillon  Chatillon Computer
youtube15.jpg Variations ... perf. by Zuzana Simurdova 8:35 J. Chatillon  Zuzana Simurdova
youtube15.jpg A Voeux De Noel 0001 ... perf. by Jean's computer 2:18 J. Chatillon  Chatillon Computer
youtube15.jpg White Christmas ... by Irving Berlin ... perf. by Sapcu Trio arr. Jean Chatillon 3:44 J. Chatillon  Sapcu Trio