Since this work was first published after 1922 with the prescribed copyright notice, it is unlikely that this work is public domain in the USA. However, it is in the public domain in Canada (where IMSLP is hosted), the EU, and in those countries where the copyright term is life+70 years or less.
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|Work Title||Spleens et détresses|
|Alternative. Title||Dix poèmes pour chant et piano|
|Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No.||Op.38|
|Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp.||1917|
|Librettist||Paul Verlaine (1844-1896)|
|Dedication||à Madame la Comtesse du Boisrouvray|
|Composer Time PeriodComp. Period||Romantic|
|Instrumentation||voice with piano accompaniment|
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.