Fêtes galantes (Debussy, Claude)



Sheet Music


1st version (5 songs)

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Schissel (2011/3/9)

Publisher. Info. Holograph manuscript, 1882., dated 8 January (on fifth song).
Misc. Notes Bibliothèque nationale de France, Musique (F-Pn): MS-17716 (1)
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2nd version (6 songs)

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Daphnis (2007/9/30)

Editor First edition (reprint)
Publisher. Info. Paris: E. Fromont, 1903. Plate E. 1406 F.
Paris: Durand, 1904. Plate D. & F. 6688.
Reprinted Songs, 1880-1904 (pp.77-88, 151-63)
New York: Dover Publications, 1981.
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General Information

Work Title Fêtes galantes
Alternative. Title
Name Translations Fêtes galantes (Debussy); 艶なる宴
Authorities WorldCat; Wikipedia; VIAF: 198522721; BNF: 139113890
Composer Debussy, Claude
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. CD 86, 114 ; L.80, 104
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. ICD 31
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 5, then 6 songs
  • 1st version, 1882
  1. Pantomime (CD 47, L.31)
  2. En sourdine (CD 42, L.28)
  3. Mandoline (CD 43, L.29)
  4. Clair de lune (CD 45, L.32)
  5. Fantoches (CD 26, L.21)
1. En sourdine (2nd version)
2. Fantoches (2nd version)
3. Clair de lune (2nd version)
4. Les Ingénus
5. Le Faune
6. Colloque sentimental
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1891-92, 1904
First Publication. 1903, 1904 - Paris: E. Fromont, Durand
Librettist Paul Verlaine (1844-1896)
Language French
Dedication see below
1. Madame Robert Godet
2. Madame Lucien Fontaine
3. Madame Arthur Fontaine
4-6. Emma Bardac
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Romantic
Piece Style Early 20th century
Instrumentation voice, piano
External Links Premier recueil
Deuxième recueil
Extra Information The original 1882 cycle was 5 songs (see above), which was changed to a total of 6 (in 2 books) by 1903. En sourdine, Fantoches, and Clair de lune, were all revised by 1891