4 Chansons pour voix grave, H.184 (Honegger, Arthur)

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Publisher. Info. Paris: Salabert, 1947. Plate E.A.S. 14853.
Misc. Notes Reprinted in Salabert album Melodies et Chansons.
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General Information

Work Title 4 Chansons pour voix grave
Alternative. Title 4 Songs for Low Voice
Composer Honegger, Arthur
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. H 184
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. IAH 7
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 4 songs:
  1. La douceur de tes yeux
  2. Derrière Murcie en fleurs
  3. Un grand sommeil noir
  4. La terre les eaux va buvant
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1940-45
First Performance. 1944-05-21 in Paris, Salle du Conservatoire (Nos. 2, 3 and 4)
Ginette Guillamat (voice), Pierre Sancan (piano)
First Publication. 1947
Librettist Various
  1. Archag Tchobanian (1889-1954)
  2. William Aguet (1892-1965)
  3. Paul Verlaine (1844-96)
  4. Pierre de Ronsard (1524-85)
Language French
Dedication Various
  1. Elsa Cavelti (1907-2001)
  2. Madeleine Martinetti (?)
  3. Éliette Schenneberg (1908-48)
  4. André Gensac (?)
Average DurationAvg. Duration 5 minutes
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Early 20th century
Piece Style Modern
Instrumentation voice, piano

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No. 2 was originally written for voice, clarinet, and harp; No. 3 was orchestrated by the composer.