Les clairs de lune, Op.9 (Koechlin, Charles)

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Publisher. Info. Paris: Hachette & Cie., n.d.[1905]. Plate H. 443 & Cie.
Reprinted Charles Koechlin: Mélodies et chansons
Paris: Editions Salabert, 1994. Catalog EAS 19110X
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General Information

Work Title Les clairs de lune
Alternative. Title
Composer Koechlin, Charles
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. Op.9
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. April–May 1893, orch. 1897, arr. for vocal quartet April 1916
First Performance. 20 January 1897 by Mme Maya and M. Engel, Matinée Engel, Th. d'Application
First Publication. 1905
Librettist Leconte de Lisle (1818–1894)
Language French
Dedication Emile Engel
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Early 20th century
Piece Style Early 20th century
Instrumentation Mezzo-soprano (or soprano), tenor, piano (+ female chorus (SSA) ad lib.)


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Composed 1893 according to Orledge (mezzo, tenor, optional female chorus) (premiere date also from the same source - Charles Koechlin (1867-1950): His Life and Works, p.331)