D'un soir triste

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Lili Boulanger

Lili Boulanger (trans. Jack Hontz)

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Subtitle: Of a sad evening

General Info

Year: 1918 / 2022
Duration: c. 10:20
Difficulty: (see Ratings for explanation)
Original Medium: Orchestra
Publisher: Unknown
Cost: Score and Parts - Unknown


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Program Notes

It was in her final months of life that Lili Boulanger penned D’un soir triste (of a sad evening). Originally conceived in a chamber setting, Lili set the work for symphony orchestra with the help of her sister. The short but powerful piece displays the conflict of a terminal Lili Boulanger confronting her own mortality. Some combination of anger, desperation, confusion, anguish and other emotions are woven into the fabric of the music, connecting those who experience it with the humanity of its composer. The final tempo marking expresif resigné (expressive, resigned) leaves us wondering if Boulanger found acceptance, resignation, or some combination of both in her what would be some of her final, fateful notes.

- Program Note by Jack Hontz


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