Marc Marie Jean Baptiste Delmas. French Expressionist composer and writer.
Born: March 28, 1885 in Saint-Quentin, Aisne, France.
Died: November 30, 1931 (age 46) in Paris, France
En camargue is a delightful suite of 5 pieces for piano.
1. Soleil de Provence
2. Les Guardians
3. Les Romanis
4. Les Saintes-Maries de la mer
5. Cortège bohémien
Les Saintes-Maries de la mer is the capital of The Camargue.
Music attached below.
He studied at the Conservatoire de Paris with Xavier Leroux and Paul Vidal. He won the Prix Rossini in 1911 with Anne Marie, Second Grand Prix de Rome with his cantata Le et la Fée Poète and later the Prix Cressent and Prix Ambroise-Thomas. In 1914 Delmas and Marcel Dupré were tied for first prize on the first ballot of the Prix de Rome, and Camille Saint-Saëns was called in to break the tie. He voted for Dupré, and Delmas took second prize.
Delmas taught music in Paris, and was a biographer of noted musicians.
Delmas was a prolific composer, known primarily for his stage works, but he was also author of choral, solo and chamber music.
His music was used in the films;
1929 Saint Joan the Maid
1925 La princesse aux clowns
1923 The Little Thing
Some compostions. (Not many organ compositions available despite his obvious abilities as an organist.)
La chanson des quatre cloches, Op.194
Le château de Montségur
Choral et variations, Op.37 for trumpet
Le cimetière de Fougax
Incantation et danse, Op.173
Les nostalgies, Op.19
Petite suite florentine
6 Piano Pieces, Op.182
Piano Trio in C minor
*Deux Pièces brèves, Op.23 for organ (Offertoire and Communion)
Sous tes longs cheveux d'or
Le vent chante dans les cordages