||Pelléas et Mélisande Suite, Op.80
|Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No.
|I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No.
||17 (Incidental music) ; 4 (Suite)
- Incidental Music (17 movements)
- Mélisande's Song
- La mort de Mélisande
|Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp.
||1898-06-21 (Incidental music) in London, Prince of Wales Theatre.
- Gabriel Fauré, conductor
1901-02-03 (suite - Nos.1, 2, 4) in Paris: Concerts Lamoureux.
- Camille Chevillard, conductor
||1900? – Paris: Hamelle, Plates J. 4754 (1-2), 5897, 4754 (3) H.
||(Suite) Mme. la Princesse Winnaretta Singer (b. Edmond de Polignac) (Winnaretta Singer)
|Average DurationAvg. Duration
||16 minutes (suite)
|Composer Time PeriodComp. Period
||voice and orchestra (incidental music); orchestra (suite)
- Incidental Music
- Voice - soprano
- 2 flutes, oboe, 2 clarinets, bassoon
2 horns (F), 2 trumpets (F), timpani, harp, 2 violins, viola, cello
- 2 flutes, 2 oboes, 2 clarinets (B♭, A), 2 bassoons
4 horns (F), 2 trumpets (F), timpani, harp, strings
||The incidental music was apparently orchestrated in part by Charles Koechlin. Fauré re-orchestrated movements 1, 2, and 4 of the suite in 1900, adding the "Sicilienne"(No.3) about a decade later.