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Musique de scène pour les Chansons de Bilitis     102/(96)

Poems recited with live tableaux for 2 flutes, 2 harps and celesta

I. Chant pastoral
II. Les Comparaisons
III. Les Contes
IV. Chanson
V. La Partie d'osselets
VI. Bilitis
VII. Le Tombeau sans nom
VIII. Les Courtisanes égyptiennes
IX. L'Eau pure du bassin
X. La Danseuse aux crotales
XI. Le Souvenir de Mnasidica
XII. La Pluie du matin

Poet:
Pierre Louÿs

Composition dates:
1900-1901

Publication:
Jobert, 1971

First hearing:
Paris, 7 February 1901, Salle des Fêtes of Journal (narrator: Mademoiselle Milton)
A performance based on the same material as described above with a celesta part by Pierre Boulez, was given at a Domaine musical concert, at Théâtre Marigny, on 10 April 1954 (narrator: Madeleine Renaud)

Comments:
Debussy was to use this stage music again in Six Épigraphes antiques, No. 139/(131).