Gabriel Fauré: Pavane (Arranger: Paolo Fradiani)

Gabriel Fauré Pavane
Pavane

Gabriel Fauré: Pavane (Arranger: Paolo Fradiani)

Key:
F# minor
Opus:
op. 50
Year of composition:
1887
Scored for:
for ensemble or chamber orchestra
Composer:
Gabriel Fauré
Arranger:
Paolo Fradiani (2015)
Instrumentation:
1 1 1 0 - 1 0 0 0 - hp (or pno), str
Instrumentation details:
flute
oboe
clarinet in A
horn in F
harp (or piano
ad lib.)
violin I
violin II
viola
violoncello
double bass (strings: single or multiple players)
Duration:
6’
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Work introduction

This piece, dedicated to Countess Elisabeth Greffulhe, whose pavana is meant to be a kind of portrait in music, was composed in 1887. At the request of the dedicatee, Fauré himself added the chorus part. In this reduction most of the orchestral sounds have been preserved thanks to the instrumentation. The harp, an instrument totally absent from the original version, is used moderately so as not to overly alter the original sonorities conceived by the author. The arrangement can be executed, like the original version, with the addition of the choir.

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Pavane

Gabriel Fauré: Pavane

score
for ensemble or chamber orchestra , 6’
Instr.: 1 1 1 0 - 1 0 0 0 - hp (or pno), str

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