3 Poèmes du ‘Livre de la Jungle’, Op.18 (Koechlin, Charles)

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 1. Berceuse phoque
#96927 - 1.18MB, 15 pp. -  8.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (2- V/V/21 - 1498x

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 2. Chanson de nuit
#96928 - 0.74MB, 10 pp. -  10.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (1- V/V/21 - 912x

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 3. Chant de Kala Nag
#96929 - 2.01MB, 25 pp. -  10.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (1- V/V/21 - 880x

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Massenetique (2011/3/22)

Publisher Info.:

Ch. Koechlin - Troisième receuil de mélodies
Paris: Rouart, Lerolle & Cie., n.d.(ca.1910).


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General Information

Work Title 3 poèmes du ‘Livre de la Jungle'
Alternative Title
Composer Koechlin, Charles
Opus/Catalogue Number Op.18
Movements/Sections 3 songs
  1. Berceuse phoque
  2. Chanson de nuit (Dans le jungle)
  3. Chant de Kala Nag
Year/Date of Composition 1899-1901, orch. 1903–4
First Performance No. 1: 11 March 1908 by Jane Hatto, Koechlin, Th. des Arts
All 3: 26 November 1917 by Mme Albane Filliat, MM. Émile Engel, Gouget Laisné, choir cond. Koechlin, Th. du Vieux-Colombier
First Publication 1905
Librettist Louis Fabulet (1862-1933)
Robert d' Humières (1868-1915)
after Rudyard Kipling (1865-1936)
Language French
Composer Time Period Early 20th century
Piece Style Romantic
Instrumentation SATB soloists, SAT chorus, Piano

Misc. Comments

This piece is a member of a larger symphonic cycle remembered as Koechlin's masterpiece entitled The Jungle Book.

The Jungle Book

  1. Trois Poèmes, Op. 18
  2. La course de printemps, Op. 95
  3. La méditation de Purun Bhagat, Op. 159
  4. La loi de la jungle, Op. 175
  5. Les Bandar-log, Op. 176
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