I'm Denis Labrecque

I have cool hair, but I also do cool stuff! A great thing I do is think biblically.

I also blog other stories, thoughts, and activities.

Another cool thing I do is play and compose music on the piano and violin.

I also create artwork: here is my best selection.

Part of my unrecorded music is on a YouTube playlist as synthetic music. I have made some acoustic recordings provisionally, but have decided that my main music channel is SoundCloud. However, making quality recordings is arduous, and I'm far from up to date.

Scores are easier to share. A practically encyclopedic website, IMSLP (Petrucci Music Library) hosts many PDF scores of my compositions. Still, many works are not perfectly adjusted, so I couldn't upload them yet.

  1. Violin Concerto "The Italianate" (uncorrected)
  2. Violin Romance "Butterfly" (uncorrected)
  3. Concerto "Thanksgiving" for three violins (partly recomposed)
  4. Prelude and Adagio for keyboard (uncorrected)
  5. Suite "On the Iris" for two violins (uncorrected)
  6. "Grande Entrée", "Marche Militaire" (incomplete)
  7. "Concerto du Printemps" (recomposed)
  8. Scrapbook: "La maladie d'amour" (complete), "Jungle Wells" (complete), Étude, Background Harp Music, Arrangement of Happy Birthday (all complete)
  9. "Musique du Réveil" for violon (complete)
  10. "Je vais avec lui!" hymn, (complete)
  11. "Six Bell Calls" (complete)
  12. Arrangements (incomplete)
  13. Toccata & two preludes for organ (complete)
  14. "Mélodies" for violin and cello, many movements, a recomposition (incomplete)
  15. Mariage Cantata (only begun)
  16. "Voici le Sauveur" short motet (complete)
  17. "Tormented Winds" polyphonia and chaconne for two violins (complete)
  18. "Daniel" I: polyphonia, passacaglia, orientalisante, & "Le petit rigolo" for violin and piano (complete)
  19. "Esther" Opera: "Festin," "Romance," "Esther et Mardochée," "Bigtham et Theresh," "Marche," "Désolation des Juifs," "Esther recontre le roi," "Les annales", "Victoire des Juifs", "Jésus est mon diving berger" (partially composed)
  20. "The Anthem Set" hymns: "Tu es serviteur et héros", "Pour le seul roi," "Ènlève, élève," "Vois mon désir," "En toi mes yeux voient" (complete)
  21. "Rosée matinale," musique du réveil for violin (complete)
  22. "Daniel" II: prelude & czardas for violin and orchestra (complete)
  23. Airs for two violins (complete; additions to be made)
  24. Musique du réveil for saxophone (incomplete)
  25. "Moderna" for piano: "Pastel Whites" (complete; additions to be made)

If you are interested in my work history, please visit my Curriculum Vitae for more information.

My quick tagline is that I enjoy apologetics, composing neoclassical music, and eating with chopsticks.

Vocationally, I'm presently a student at Pensacola Christian College with a double major in Computer Information Systems and Graphic Design. I do, of course, draw, write music, and program as well, this blog being the fruit of such exercises.

Philosophically, I am a Lord-loving Christian — by vocation a prophet of the Gospel, by understanding a Premillinnialist, by wisdom an Evangelical, and by predestination an inheritor of heaven; a Canadian, yet a son of Abraham through faith; a Conservative Unionist and anti-Socialist; a Conservative Christian and Conservative Eater and Speaker too; a computerphiliac and strong-pepper lover; a son of man and a son of God, both a sinner and made holy; a musician and composer, both pianist and violinist. Compris?

My bragging right is of having two fathers, both legitimate: an earthly father of my blood, and a heavenly Father who gave me His.

My social context is Québec, Canada: I live in a village named St-Denis-sur-Richelieu, and can communicate in English and French natively.

My social profiles are as follows: I enjoy and much prefer using Google+ because that platform is more interest- and thought- oriented than any other. However, few people seem to appreciate that, so I do have the social giant Facebook as well (and pause as half of you sigh in relief). I do also have LinkedIn for my work resumé. Google+, Facebook, and LinkedIn all allow others to send messages or emails to my profile (to avoid spam, I don't post my email).

My favourite social profile is probably Pinterest: you will find interesting things on my boards. My least favourite social profile is probably Twitter, to which my mind seems to have grown gradually more prejudiced.

My most personal channels, though, are YouTube and SoundCloud, both of which show off my personal patient work in certain areas. Another website of note, though not a social profile, is IMSLP.org, because that is where many PDFs of my compositions are hosted.

This site is my virtual portfolio. I have worked countless hours making musical compositions, drawings, short books and articles that I wish to share with you.

It is also a sounding board to the defense of the truth and the life, found in Jesus-Christ, the God of Heaven and the Saviour of our evil actions. And He is the Word, and His word is the Bible (John 1).

The news following the Bible's veracity is this — as the Christ the Messiah has said, “He that overcomes shall inherit all things; and I will be his God, and he shall be my son. But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and fornicators, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burns with fire and brimstone: which is the second death.” It therefore follows that “He that believes on him is not condemned: but he that believes not is condemned already, because he has not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.”

Because of this knowledge, I also have an interest in apologetics and in the question of origins. I have hence written out my reflection on the question of origins, named Step by Step Towards the Truth, in which I expound the logical path taken in the discovery of my Lord.