André CAPLET (1878-1925)
Victor HUGO (1802-1885)
Reference ACJ :
ACJ 19 0688
Reduced version :
piano 4 hands
Number of pages :
Composer born in Le Havre (France), André Caplet is unfairly little-known. His music deserves to be heard, played and published !
This work, Eté (Summer), composed in 1899 was premiered in the original version for choir and orchestra. published then by Lemoine, it seems that this version is no more available. We propose here an arrangement for 4 hands piano by Gilles TREILLE, teacher at the conservatoire de Caen.
This arrangement is therefore totally unpublished and was premiered at A Coeur Joie général assembly on the 1st of april 2017 in Le Havre (France), by ensemble vocal Impressions, ensemble vocal Renaissance and choeur Arioso.
Extract from the text :
L’été, la nature éveillée
Partout se répand en tous sens,
Sur l’arbre en l’épaisse feuillée
Sur l’homme en bienfaits caressants.
Tout ombrage alors semble dire :
Voyageur, viens te reposer.
Elle met dans l’aube un sourire,
Elle met dans l’onde un baiser.