Un grand sommeil noir

Song by Ravel (written in 1895) for a low voice, to a text by Paul Verlaine (1844-1896), from his collection Sagesse. (The same song was subsequently set by Stravinsky (1910) and by Honegger (1944).

Ravel subsequently set one other poem by Verlaine, Sur l'herbe, in 1907.

The text of the song can be found on the Lied and Song Texts Page.

www.maurice-ravel.net