5 Mélodies populaires grecques (Ravel, Maurice)

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Publisher. Info. Paris: Durand & Fils, 1906. Plates D. & F. 6683-6687
(D. & F. 12,236 was used in the 1932 collection
Douze chants avec accompagnement de piano and on later reprints of this work.)
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Bryan P. C. C. (2012/4/29)

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Language French / English
Translator Nita Cox, English text
Publisher. Info. Paris: Durand & Fils, 1909. Plates D. & F. 12,236
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Carolus (2010/9/7)

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Moscow: Muzyka, 1983. Plate 12267.
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General Information

Work Title 5 Mélodies populaires grecques
Alternative. Title 5 Greek folk songs
Composer Ravel, Maurice
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. M.A 9, 10, 4, 5, 11
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 5 songs
  1. Chanson de la mariée. Modéré (G minor)
  2. Là-bas, vers l'église. Andante (G minor)
  3. Quel galant m'est comparable. Allegro (G major)
  4. Chanson des cueilleuses de lentisques. Lento (A major)
  5. Tout gai!. Allegro (B major)
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1904-06
First Publication. 1906
Librettist Michel Dimitri Calvocoressi (1877–1944), based on traditional Greek songs
Language French
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Early 20th century
Piece Style Modern
Instrumentation Voice, Piano
External Links Maurice-Ravel.net
The Lied, Art Song, and Choral Texts Archive

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Version History

  • Composed for voice and piano in 1904 (Nos.3 & 4) and 1905–06 (Nos.1, 2 & 5)
  • No.1 was arranged for voice and orchestra by Ravel at an unknown date, under the title Le réveil de la mariée
  • No.5 was also arranged for voice and orchestra by Ravel at an unknown date.
  • Nos.2 to 4 were arranged for voice and orchestra by Manuel Rosenthal (1904–2003), and published with Ravel's orchestrations of the other two songs in the set.
  • Three other songs written for this set in 1904 have been lost. They were: A vous, oiseaux des plaines, Chanson de pâtre épirote, and Mon mouchoir, hélas, est perdu (M.A 6, 7 & 8)