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||Paris: Editions Maurice Senart, 1924. Plate E.M.S. 6429
||BNF scans reworked by uploader
||Spleens et détresses
||Dix poèmes pour chant et piano
|Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No.
- 1. Dans l'interminable ennui de la plaine
- 2. Un grand sommeil noir
- 3. Spleen
- 4. Promenade sentimentale
- 5. A une femme
- 6. Sérénade
- 7. Le son du cor
- 8. Sapho
- 9. Les faux beaux jours
- 10. Marine
|Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp.
||Paul Verlaine (1844-1896)
||à Madame la Comtesse du Boisrouvray
|Composer Time PeriodComp. Period
||voice with piano accompaniment
||The Lied, Art Song, and Choral Texts Archive
9 of the 10 exist (not no.5) orchestrated (in the hand of Madeleine Mallet-Richepin- who is said in some sources to have been Vierne's amanuensis*) in manuscript as "Spleens et détresses. 9 mélodies pour Chant et Orchestre. Poèmes de Paul Verlaine. Musique de Louis Vierne."
Oddly, Op.38 also applies to a set of 12 préludes (the set we have as Op.36; Worldcat lists this as Op.38, pub.1921-1924 or 1921.)
*remember that Vierne was born blind or at least with much-reduced sight.