Pavane (Gabriel Faure arr. Phillip Littlemore)

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The Pavane’s popular appeal requires no explanation as its basis lies in the expert blend of simplicity with melancholy. It works with any programme whether inside or out.

£25.00

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Faure wrote his Pavane as a piano piece in 1887, describing it as ‘elegant, but not otherwise important’. He began work on the orchestral version a few months later, scoring it for modest forces, with the intention of performing it at a series of light Summer concerts that same year. At the behest of his benefactor, Elisabeth Greffulhe, he added a four-part choir, but it is rarely heard with chorus today. From the outset the Pavane enjoyed great popularity with its delicate and graceful arching melody lines underpinned by a steady pulse beating gently.

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  • Store Name: Timbercroft Publishing
  • Vendor: Timbercroft Publishing
  • Address: 29 West Street
    Ryde
    PO33 2QQ
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