Mélodies orientales (David, Félicien)

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Publisher. Info. Paris: Pacini, n.d.[1836]. Plate F.D. (1-3).
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General Information

Work Title Mélodies orientales
Alternative. Title
Composer David, Félicien
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. IFD 31
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 9 pieces in 3 books:
  • Book 1
  1. Une promenade sur le Nil (le Caire, Décembre le 20 1833)
  2. Smyrne A H (Juin le 8 1833)
  3. Fantasia harabi (le Caire, Février le 7 1833)
  • Book 2
  1. Fantasia harabi (18 Février 1834, le Caire)
  2. Prière (à H...) (Alexandrie, 4 Octobre 1833)
  3. [No title] (Vieux Caire, sur les bords du Nil, 20 Novembre 1834)
  4. À Jenny Montgolfier (Lyon, Septembre 1835)
  • Book 3
  1. Égyptienne (à C...) (le Caire, 16 Avril 1834)
  2. Le harem (Constantinople, 18 Avril 1833)
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1833-35
First Publication. 1836 – Paris: Pacini
Copyright Information Publication noted in the Bibliographie de la France 
(25th Year, No.27, 2 July 1836, p.324).
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Romantic
Piece Style Romantic
Instrumentation piano

Misc. Comments

All the pieces included in Les brises d'Orient, except for the first one:

  1. No.1/1 (Une promenade sur le Nil) reused (without introduction) in Le désert (No.7, La rêverie du soir). In its full form (with introduction) republished as Rêverie du soir.
  2. No.1/2 (Smyrne) included in Les brises d'Orient as No.1/1 Smyrne.
  3. No.1/3 (Fantasia harabi) included in Les brises d'Orient as No.1/2 Danse orientale.
  4. No.2/1 (Fantasia harabi) included in Les brises d'Orient as No.2/1 Fantasia harabi.
  5. No.2/2 (Prière) included in Les brises d'Orient as No.1/3 Prière.
  6. No.2/3 (no title) included in Les brises d'Orient as No.1/4 Vieux Caire.
  7. No.2/4 (À Jenny Montgolfier) included in Les brises d'Orient as No.2/2 La Sultane.
  8. No.3/1 (Égyptienne) included in Les brises d'Orient as No.3/1 Égyptienne
  9. No.3/2 (Le harem) included in Les brises d'Orient as No.3/2 Le harem

There were presumably further 4 books of Mélodies orientales containing pieces later included in books 3-6 of Les brises d'Orient and Les minarets (see DNB, this fact is also mentioned in the Marco Polo booklet for the recording of Les brises d'Orient and Les Minarets).