L’Hymne A L’Amour by Edith Piaf (1915-1963)
Édith Piaf, born Édith Giovanna Gassion, was a French singer and cultural icon who became widely regarded as France’s national popular singer, as well as being one of France’s greatest international stars. . Her singing reflected her life, with her specialty being ballads. Among her songs are “La Vie en rose” (1946), “Non, je ne regrette rien” (1960), “Hymne à l’amour” (1949), “Milord” (1959), “La Foule” (1957), “l’Accordéoniste” (1955), and “Padam… Padam…” (1951).
The lyrics were written by Piaf and the music by Marguerite Monnot. She first sang this song at the cabaret Versailles in New York on September 14, 1949. It was written to her lover and the love of her life, the French boxer, Marcel Cerdan. On October 27, 1949 Cerdan was killed in a plane crash on his way from Paris to New York to come see her. She recorded the song on 2 May 1950
20th Century. Hymn of Love. 5 Pages. 53 Measures. Time Signature 4/4. 6th = D#.