Feuilles Volantes #1 – Duparc

Today’s example of French music in honor of Simone Weil, the saintly figure of center of this coming 4th Sunday of Lent service is Feuilles Volantes #1 by Henri Duparc. He’s best known for his songs. Here’s an example sung by Measha Bruggergosman: Chanson triste. The following video is the first of a set of short piano pieces by Duparc, all very intimate.

Author: Hilton Kean Jones

Composer and performer, retired college music professor, lyricist.

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