La méditation de Purun Baghat, Op.159 (Koechlin, Charles)



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Publisher. Info. Paris: Max Eschig, 1986. Plate M. E. 8468.
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Work Title La méditation de Purun Baghat
Alternative. Title
Composer Koechlin, Charles
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. Op.159
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. ICK 65
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 1 movement
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1936 (12 August—September)
First Performance. 1946/12/13 in Brussels
Brussels Radio Symphony Orchestra, Franz André (conductor)
First Publication. 1986
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Early 20th century
Piece Style Modern
Instrumentation Orchestra
piccolo, 3 flutes (2nd and 3rd also piccolo), 2 oboes, English horn (also 3rd oboe),
3 clarinets (3rd on A clarinet), bass clarinet, 3 bassoons, contrabassoon
6 horns in F, 4 trumpets in C, 3 trombones, bass trombone, tuba
timpani, percussion (cymbal, bass drum, tam-tam), 2 harps, piano, organ, strings

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This piece is a member of a larger symphonic cycle remembered as Koechlin's masterpiece entitled The Jungle Book.

The Jungle Book

  1. Trois Poèmes, Op.18
  2. La course de printemps, Op.95
  3. La méditation de Purun Baghat, Op.159
  4. La loi de la jungle, Op.175
  5. Les Bandar-log, Op.176