Le festin de l’araignée, Op.17 (Roussel, Albert)

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Daphnis (2008/7/1)

Publisher. Info. Paris: Durand, 1913. Plate D. & F. 8841.
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Complyordie (2011/9/22)

Publisher. Info. Paris: Durand, 1913. Plate D. & F. 8842.
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Daphnis (2007/5/22)

Engraver Charles Douin, Paris
Publisher. Info. Paris: Durand & Cie., 1913. Plate D.& F. 8778
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Morel (2011/8/31)

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Morel (2011/8/31)

Arranger Léon Roques (1839-1923)
Publisher. Info. Paris: Durand & Fils, 1913. Plate D. & F. 8899
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Daphnis (2007/5/22)

Publisher. Info. Paris: Durand & Cie., 1928. Plate D. & F. 11,484
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Work Title Le Festin de l’Araignée, ballet-pantomime
Alternative. Title The Spider's Feast
Composer Roussel, Albert
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. Op.17
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 12 sections
  • Part 1
1. Prélude - Un Jardin
2. Très animé - Entrée des Fourmis
3. Modéré - Entrée des Bousiers. Danse du Papillon
4. Lent - Joie de l'Araignée (The Spider rejoices). Danse de l'Araignée
5. Assez lent - Entrée des Vers de fruit
6. Solennel - Entrée guerrière de deux Mantes religieuses
7. Assez vif - Ronde des Fourmis
  • Part 2
8. Assez lent - Eclosion de l'Éphémère
9. Animé - Danse de l'Éphémère
10. Très modéré - L'Éphémère s'arrête, épuisé
11. Très lent - Mort de l'Éphémère
12. Modérément lent - Funérailles de l'Éphémère
  • Fragments symphoniques (suite)
1. Prélude
2. Entrée des fourmis
3. Danse du Papillon
4. Eclosion et danse de l'Éphémère
5. Funérailles de Éphémère
6. La nuit tombe sur le jardin solitaire
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1912-13
First Performance. 1913-04-03 in Paris, Théâtre des Arts
First Publication. 1913 - Paris: Durand
Average DurationAvg. Duration 30-35 minutes
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Early 20th century
Piece Style Early 20th century
Instrumentation Orchestra
2 flutes (2nd also piccolo, 2 oboes (2nd also english horn), 2 clarinets, 2 bassoons,
2 horns, 2 trumpets, timpani, triangle, drum, cymbals, bass drum, celesta, harp, strings
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G. de Voisins after H. Fabre: Souvenirs entomologiques. Original ballet score published Paris: Durand, 1913. Plate D.& F. 8841