Catalogue of works

Trois Ballades de François Villon     126/(119)

For voice and piano
(or orchestra)

I. Ballade de Villon à s'amye
II. Ballade que Villon fait à la requeste de sa mère pour prier Nostre-Dame
III. Ballades des femmes de Paris

First lines:
I. Faulse beauté qui tant me coûte cher
II. Dame du ciel, régente terrienne
III. Quoy qu'on tient belles langagières

Composition date:
May 1910

Publication:
Voice and piano, Durand, September 1910; voice and orchestra, Durand, March 1911

Nomenclature:
3.3.2.3 — 4.2.0.0 — harp — strings

First hearing:
London, 18 November 1910, Aeolian Hall, Maggie Teyte; Paris, Salle des Agriculteurs, 16 January 1911, Marguerite Babaïn and A. Delacroix at the piano
voice and orchestra: Paris, 5 March 1911, Charles Clark, Concerts Séchiari under the direction of the composer, subsequently performed by Jean Périer, on 25 March 1911, Cercle musical, under the direction of Charles Domergue