La damoiselle élue (Debussy, Claude)




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Performer Pages DuPage Symphony Orchestra (Orchestra)
Barbara Schubert (conductor)
Performers Victoria VerHoven, soprano; Sharon Quattrin, mezzo-soprano
North Central College Women's Chorale
Publisher Info. DuPage, IL: DuPage Symphony Orchestra
Misc. Notes Performed 9 February 2008. Naperville, IL: Pfeiffer Hall. From Internet Archive
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Publisher. Info. Paris: A. Durand & Fils, n.d.(1902). Plate D. & F. 6138.
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Language French
Publisher. Info. Paris: Durand, 1906. Plate D. & F. 6106
Misc. Notes From the uploader's family archives. This is Debussy's own revised arrangement.
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Language English
Translator Frank Damrosch (1859-1937), English text
Publisher. Info. New York: G. Schirmer, 1903, 1908. Plate 16887
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Arrangements and Transcriptions


For Piano solo

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Publisher. Info. Paris: A. Durand & Fils, 1909. Plate D. & F. 7244.
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For Organ

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Arranger Palmer Christian (1885-1947)
Publisher. Info. Boston: The Boston Music Company, 1920. Plate B. M. Co. 6185.
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General Information

Work Title La damoiselle élue
Alternative. Title
Composer Debussy, Claude
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. CD 69 ; L. 62
Text Incipit La damoiselle élue s’appuyait Sur la barrière dur du Ciel
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1887-88, reorchestrated 1902
First Performance. 1893-04-8 in Paris, Salle Érard.
Société nationale de musique. Julia and Thérèse Robert (vocal soli)
Orchestra and women's chorus ; Gabriel Prosper Marie (conductor)
First Publication. 1892 (Vocal Score); 1902 (Full Score)
Librettist Dante Gabriel Rossetti (1828-1882)
Gabriel Sarrazin (1853-1935), French translation
Language French
Dedication Paul Dukas
Average DurationAvg. Duration 21 minutes
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Romantic
Piece Style Romantic
Instrumentation voices, female chorus, orchestra
Solo Voices
mezzo-soprano, soprano
Female Chorus (SSAA)
3 flutes, 2 oboes, English horn, 2 clarinets, bass clarinet, 3 bassoons
4 horns, 3 trumpets, 3 trombones, tuba, 2 harps, strings
External Links Centre de documentation Claude Debussy

Misc. Comments

Grove Music lists only one soprano soloist.

(Grove's source for voice range?- manuscript? letters? something? Grove is not itself a primary source but must refer to such :) - Schissel)

The score lists only une récitante, p.18. As to- Sarrazin fl.1920?- had published Le commandement unique in 1920 which seems? not to have had an earlier edition.