Diane, Op.52 (Godard, Benjamin)

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Publisher. Info. Paris: Léon Grus, n.d.(ca.1880). Plate L.G. 3611.
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Publisher. Info. Paris: Léon Grus, n.d.(ca.1880). Plate L.G. 3583.
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Work Title Diane
Alternative. Title Poëme antique
Composer Godard, Benjamin
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. Op.52
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. IBG 22
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 7 sections
  1. Introduction (Andatino tranquillo — Allegro non troppo; B major)
  2. Choeur de nymphes. O belle Déesse (Allegretto; E major)
  3. Air (Diane)
  • Oui, mes chastes compagnes (Moderato quasi récitativo) —
  • O fille de Thétis (Quasi adagio — Allegro — Quasi recitativo — Tempo I quasi adagio; G major)
4. Choeur de chasseurs. La chasse est bonne (Allegro non troppo; F major)
5. Scène et Invocation (Diane, Actéon, choeur de nymphes)
  • Actéon!.. quel outrage! (Allegro con moto) —
  • Jupiter, ta fille t'implore (Maestoso; D major)
6. Air (Actéon). O cieux, un viole obscur (Allegro moderato; G minor)
7. Final (2 choruses, Diane)
  • Actéon! Actéon! (Allegro non troppo; G minor) —
  • Actéon vient, sur ce revage (Moderato quasi récitativo) — Jupiter a vengé
  • Fuyons cette forêt (Allegro molto; F minor)
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1880
First Publication. 1880 ca. – Paris: Grus
Librettist Édouard Guinand (1838−1909)
Language French
Dedication à Ernest Reyer
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Romantic
Piece Style Romantic
Instrumentation Soloists, chorus, and orchestra