Le feu céleste, Op.115 (Saint-Saëns, Camille)

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Publisher. Info. Paris: A. Durand & Fils, 1900. Plate D. & F. 5743.
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Work Title Le feu céleste, Op.115
Alternative. Title
Composer Saint-Saëns, Camille
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. Op.115
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. ICS 88
Key F minor (or F major with a brief prelude?)
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 1 movement in several sections
Text Incipit Devant les splendeurs d’un autre age
First Performance. 1900 May 31, Paris, l'Exposition Universelle
First Publication. 1900
Librettist Armand Silvestre (1837-1901)
Language French
Dedication Paul Taffanel (1844–1908)
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Romantic
Piece Style Romantic
Instrumentation Soprano soloist, narrator, chorus, orchestra and organ

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Premiere (?) at the opening of the concerts of the Paris World Fair/l'Exposition Universelle. (Not of the Fair itself, which opened in April. See RadioFrance. Written to celebrate the glories of electricity.