||Effet de nuit
||Tableau symphonique, d'après une poésie de Paul Verlaine
||1901 December or earlier
|Average DurationAvg. Duration
|Composer Time PeriodComp. Period
||Orchestra: 3 flutes (1 takes piccolo), 2 oboes, english horn, 2 clarinets in B♭, bass clarinet in B♭ (its solos may be taken by a cello), 2 bassoons, contrabassoon (one can make do without, playing the part on 2 bassoons), 4 horns(? cors à pistons) in F, 3 trumpets in F, 3 trombones, tuba, 3 timpani, tambourine, bass drum, cymbals, 2 harps, strings including contrabassi with 4 and with 5 strings (if available - if not, half the contrabassi go scordatura, that is, lower their E strings to C). The 2 harps alternate in passages requiring rapid modulation. (These details from the Nota on page 7.)
Le Guide musical for December 1901 reports a performance of Effet de nuit in Monté-Carlo.