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Lettre du front

First line:
Le canon se tait, il fait nuit
author of text

Pierre Vellones, pseudonym of Pierre Édouard Léon Rousseau, (1889-1939) was a keen composer and friend to many in French music circles including Ravel and Roussel. However his father steered him away from a career in music. Instead Vellones became a doctor. In 1914 he was assigned to the 117th Infantry Regiment with whom he served as a medical assistant. Lettre du front was written on 24 February 1916.

Marcel Manchez was a French playwright whose play English Maid was featured at the Théâtre aux Armées de la République in 1917. In the 1920s and 30s he wrote and produced his own films.

from notes by Robin Tritschler © 2014


No Exceptions No Exemptions
Studio Master: SIGCD401Download onlyStudio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available


Track 10 on SIGCD401 CD2 [5'25] Download only

Track-specific metadata for SIGCD401 disc 2 track 10

Recording date
22 February 2014
Recording venue
St Michael's Church, Summertown, Oxford, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Raphaël Mouterde
Recording engineer
Mike Hatch & Robin Hawkins
Hyperion usage
  1. No Exceptions No Exemptions (SIGCD401)
    Disc 2 Track 10
    Release date: November 2014
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