3 Mélodies, Op.11 (Vierne, Louis)

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David Campbell (2013/10/14)

Publisher. Info. Paris: E. Fromont, n.d. Plate E. 1550 F.
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Publisher. Info. Manuscript, 1895.
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Work Title 3 Mélodies
Alternative. Title
Composer Vierne, Louis
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. Op.11
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. ILV 52
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 3 songs
  1. Beaux papillons blancs
  2. Donc ce sera par un clair jour d'été
  3. Qu'as-tu fait de ton jeunesse?
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1895-1896
First Performance. May 1898 (Nos. 2 and 3)
Librettist Various
  1. Théophile Gautier (1811-1872)
  2. Paul Verlaine (1844-1896)
  3. Paul Verlaine
Language French
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Romantic
Piece Style Early 20th century
Instrumentation voice, piano

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The manuscript for No. 3 is entitled "Le ciel est par-dessus le toit" (the first line of the poem), but sources have the song named as "Qu'as-tu fait de ta jeunesse?" (the last line). I haven't been able to find the published version to double check.