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Invocation     51/(40)

Male chorus and orchestra

Poet:
Alphonse de Lamartine

First line:
Élevez-vous voix de mon âme

Composition date:
5-11 May 1883

Publication:
Choudens, 1928 (piano four hands); Choudens, 1957 (orchestra)

Nomenclature:
3.2.2.2 — 4.2.3.0 — 2 harps — strings

First hearing:
Paris, 2 April 1928, Nouvelle Salle Pleyel, Société des Concerts du Conservatoire and Chœur mixte de Paris, under the direction of Marius-François Gaillard

Comments:
Work written for the preliminary round for the Prix de Rome. Debussy was ranked 4th, after Paul Vidal, Charles René, Xavier Leroux and before Edmond Missa.