Composition Date: 1881
Revision Date: 1881
Genre: Solo Voice, With Solo Instrument, , Keyboards


Instrumentation Set Number 1:
  • 1 x Piano
  • 1 x Unspecified voice
Programme Note:

Calixa Lavallée

L’Absence, 1881

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“Because Francophone composers were not influenced by the German Lied development or by its French counterpart the melodie until late in the nineteeth century, the songs with French texts mostly fall into other categories. The terms light chansonette or parlor song romance were often interchangeable, as in Lavallée’s Absence which places its phrases into the popular nineteenth-century aesthetic. The work was published in the first issue of the periodical L’Album musical in 1881.”


  • Call Number:
  • MV 1101 L394ab
  • Genre:
  • Solo Voice, With Solo Instrument, , Keyboards
  • Date of Acquisition:
  • May 7, 1999
  • Type:
  • Print-music, Published by CMC
  • Physical Description:
  • 1 partition (2 p.) ;
    2 Pages
    Height: 32 cm
  • Additional Information:
  • Pour voix non spécifiée et piano.
    Ms (photocopie); l'original est au CMC Montréal.
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