Auguste Chapuis

Auguste Chapuis (25 April 1858 – 6 December 1933) was a 19th/20th century French composer, organist, and professor. He was a student with César Franck. The rue Auguste-Chapuis [fr] in the 20th arrondissement of Paris was named after him when he died in 1933.

Auguste Chapuis
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Auguste Chapuis in 1905
Born20 April 1858
Died6 December 1933(1933-12-06) (aged 75)
OccupationComposer, organist

He was awarded the Prix Rossini in 1886 for Les Jardins d'Armide on a libretto by the playwright Émile Moreau.

In 1894, he succeeded Adolphe Danhauser as head of the municipal orphéon [fr] of Paris.

Works (selection)Edit

  • Ronde, score for 2 female voices or children song. Durand & Cie
  • Tambourin, score for 2 female voices or children song. Durand & Cie
  • Le Chêne abattu, choir for three equal voices. Score for chant. Durand & Cie
  • Les Demoiselles de St. Cyr, musical comedy in four acts based on the play by Alexandre Dumas. Score chant and piano.[1]
  • Poèmes d'amour, lyrics by de R. Darzens 1895
  • Enguerrande, lyrical drama in 4 acts and 5 tableaux, libretto by Victor Wilder after the poem by Émile Bergerat, created at the Opéra-Comique on 9 may 1892. Choudens 1892 [2]
  • Fantaisie concertante for double bass and piano. Durand 1907
  • Three pieces for piano: L'Aurore sur le lac ; Dans la montagne ; Rondes enfantines. Durand 1931