Chanson en forme de Bestiaire, work composed in 2010 by Florent Gauthier for six mixed voices choir :
The text by Guillaume Apollinaire from the "Bestiaire, ou Cortège d'Orphée" (1911) was set to music by several composers, with various stylistic choices.
Unlike Francis Poulenc or more recently Régis Campo, Florent Gauthier has favored the a cappella choir to the solo voice with orchestra, trying to make this grasshopper light and humorous.
An humoristic creation for six mixed voices choir (SMATBarB))
The grasshopper, Guillaume Apollinaire
Here is the fine grasshopper,
The food of St. John.
May my verses be like her,
The delight of the best people.