Le bestiaire, FP 15 (Poulenc, Francis)

Free public domain sheet music from IMSLP / Petrucci Music Library
Jump to: navigation, search

It is very unlikely that this work is public domain in the EU, or in any country where the copyright term is life-plus-70 years. However, it is in the public domain in Canada (where IMSLP is hosted) and other countries where the term is life-plus-50 years (such as China, Japan, Korea and many others worldwide). As this work was first published before 1923 or failed to meet notice or renewal requirements to secure statutory copyright with no "restoration" under the GATT amendments, it is very likely to be public domain in the USA as well.

Please obey the copyright laws of your country. IMSLP does not assume any sort of legal responsibility or liability for the consequences of downloading files that are not in the public domain in your country.



No files submitted.

Sheet Music


 Complete Score
#374117 - 4.70MB, 10 pp. -  0.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (0- V/V/34 - 1418x

PDF scanned by Unknown
IgorCello (2015/4/15)

Publisher Info.:

Paris: Max Eschig (La Sirène musicale), 1920. Plate S.M. 119.


Public Domain - Non-PD EU [tag/del]


Javascript is required for this feature.

Vocal Scores

 Complete score
#309632 - 0.40MB, 8 pp. -  6.9/10 2 4 6 8 10 (7- V/V/34 - 5049x

PDF scanned by Daphnis
Homerdundas (2014/1/2)

#330795 - 0.21MB, 2 pp. -  0.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (0- V/V/C - 270x

PDF scanned by Jurabe
Jurabe (2014/6/23)

TN-Poulenc Le Bestiaire Covers.jpg

Percy Pinkerton, English text
Leo Melitz, German text

Publisher Info.:

Paris: Editions de La Sirène, 1920. Plate E.D. 37 L.S.


Paris: Max Eschig, n.d.


Public Domain - Non-PD EU [tag/del]

Misc. Notes:

This edition has no inner Title Page


Javascript is required for this feature.

Javascript is required to submit files.

General Information

Work Title Le bestiaire
Alternative Title
Composer Poulenc, Francis
Opus/Catalogue Number FP 15a
Movements/Sections 6 movements:
I. Le dromadaire
II. Le chèvre du Thibet
III. La sauterelle
IV. Le dauphin
V. L'écrevisse
VI. La carpe
Year/Date of Composition 1919
First Publication 1920
Librettist Guillaume Apollinaire (1880-1918)
Language French
Piece Style Modern
Instrumentation solo voice, flute, clarinet, bassoon, and string quartet

Misc. Comments

Grove Music lists the voice/piano version as an arrangement.

Personal tools
Browse scores
Browse recordings
For iPhone & iPad


Associated with