First draft manuscript of this melody for voice and piano composed in 1919 on words by the surgeon Jean-Louis FAURE (1863-1944) : " Sonnez toujours, clairons de la Victoire "... L'Hymne à la Paix (op. 159) was composed in 1919, and published in the Supplément musical du Figaro of Sunday, May 9, 1920, and then by Durand, almost at the same time.
The manuscript is noted in rapid handwriting, in black ink, on a 12-line Italian-style sheet, with the dry stamp of Lard-Esnault-E. Bellamy, in six systems of two staves, the upper staff containing the vocal line and the right hand of the piano.
These 72 measures, in B flat, correspond to the first part of the work, which consists of 201 measures in all.
On the reverse, there is a 13-bar sketch, the beginning of a piece for violin and piano, followed by a few sketches.