L'heure exquise
for choir with four male voices and piano

This song is the fifth in a collection of seven French songs for solo voice and piano, entitled Les chansons grises (link in french).The text is a poem by Paul Verlaine from the collection La bonne chanson, published in 1870. In 1894, when Hahn himself was performing Les chansons grises in a Parisian salon, he met Marcel Proust. They became lovers for two years and remained friends until Proust's death in 1922.

Composed in 1892 and arranged in 2022
Sung in French

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