La Lettre/en

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  • instrumentation: alto[1] and piano
  • text incipit: Je t'écris, et la lampe écoute [I write to you, and the lamp listens]
  • tempo: Lent
  • time signature: 3/4


  • autograph 1: Royal Conservatory Brussels (B-Bc), shelf number P-2-00902. Manuscript with the 5 Mélodies françaises and La Lettre.
  • autograph 2: Royal Conservatory Brussels (B-Bc), shelf number BV-03-4085. Manuscript with some corrections that were immediately noted correctly in autograph 1.


  1. No voice type is specified in autograph 2.