“Song to Ladylove” is the second volume of the Don Quixote songs, a set of four songs by Jacques Ibert. Written for Voice and Piano, on a poem by Alexandra Arnoux, it features two verses and a chorus.
The lyrics, in French, are about love, and the chorus explains that a day is like a year when you can’t see your lover. The song could be played and sung by intermediate musician.
The full series features:
1. Chanson du depart de Don Quichotte / Song for Don Quixotte’s departure
2. Chanson à Dulcinée / Song to Ladylove
3. Chanson du Duc / Duke’s song
4. Chanson de la mort de Don Quixotte / Song for Don Quixotte’s death
Jacques Ibert (1890-1962) also composed many symphonic suites, operas and seven orchestras, including 'Angelique' (1926) and 'Divertissement' (1930). He also was in charge of the Accadémie de France in the Villa Médicis (Roma) and was later administrator for the Paris Opera.