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Berceuse héroïque     140/(132)

"In homage to His Majesty King Albert I st of Belgium and his soldiers"
For piano (or orchestra)

Composition date:
November 1914

Publication:
Piano, Durand, 1915; Henle, 1997; Durand, 2004, Édition critique des œuvres complètes, I/4 orchestre, Durand, 1915

Nomenclature:
2.3.3.3 — 4.2.3.1 — timp. - 2 harps — strings

First hearing:
Paris, 26 October 1915, Orchestre des Concerts Colonne-Lamoureux, under the direction of Camille Chevillard

Comments:
Composed at the request of English novelist Hall Caine, for a book in homage to the Belgian King (King Albert's Book) published by The Daily Telegraph, other contributors being notably Saint-Saëns, Messager, Paderewski, Mascagni and Elgar.