Les Djinns was written towards the beginning of the composer's career and is based on the poem of the same name by Victor Hugo. The poem depicts the sounds of the night. Each stanza becomes gradually longer as the text climaxes, and shortens again with the anti-climax, creating an arch form. Fauré mimics this in his music through use of structure, dynamics and the texture of the Piano accompaniment. With Fauré's music remaining hugely popular to this day, Les Djinns is a favourite for the choral repertoire.