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Gabriel Faure

Artist: Gabriel Faure 
Born:1845, Pamiers, France
Died:1924, Paris, France
Summary:Famous for a handful of popular pieces including the Pavane, Dolly Suite, Requiem, Berceuse for violin. His music is characterized by unusual harmonies and modulations
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Pavane
Pie Jesu
Fantasie for flute Op.79
 
 


Gabriel Faure Biography


Gabriel Urbain Fauré (May 12, 1845 – November 4, 1924) was a French composer.

Born in Pamiers, Ariège, Midi-Pyrénées, he studied at the Niedermeyer school of religious music in Paris with several of the greats including Camille Saint-Saëns. He eventually became organist at Église de la Madeleine.

He became a prolific composer, and among the most noteworthy of his works are his Requiem, an opera; Penelope, an orchestral suite Masques et Bergamasques (based on music for a dramatic entertainment, or divertissement comique), and music for Pelléas et Mélisande. He also wrote chamber music and his two piano quartets are particularly well known. Other chamber music includes two piano quintets, two cello sonatas, two violin sonatas, and a number of piano pieces. He is also known for his songs, such as Clair de lune, Après un rêve, Les roses d'Ispahan, En prière, and several song cycles, including La Bonne Chanson with settings of poems by Verlaine.

The Requiem, Op 48, was started after the death of his father, but before it was completed, his mother passed away as well. The Requiem thus is an expression of Faure's personal tragedy written after the death of his parents, though Fauré is thought not to have had strong religious beliefs, or at least not obviously Catholic ones. In setting the requiem he played down the Dies Irae section, though there is a rather short outburst to this text. Several slightly different versions of the Requiem exist, and these have given rise to a number of different recordings. The Requiem is also acknowledged as a source of inspiration for the similar setting by Maurice Duruflé.

His position as head of the Paris Conservatoire meant he was regarded as being among the foremost musical educators of his time.

Gabriel Fauré died in Paris from pneumonia. He was given a state funeral at Église de la Madeleine and is buried in the Cimetière de Passy, Paris, France.



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Requiem Faure "By Gabriel Faure (1845-1924). Edited by John Rutter. For SATB choir, soprano voice solo (Accompaniment: Keyboard). Sacred, Concert. Medium Adult. Extended works. 54 pages. Duration 30 min. Published by Hinshaw Music Inc."

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"Elegie, Opus 24" "By Gabriel Faure (1845-1924). For cello and piano. Classical Period. Difficulty: difficult. Instrumental solo book. Piano accompaniment, fingerings and bowings. Composed 1879. 9 pages. Published by International Music Company"

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30 Songs for Voice and Piano (High) "By Gabriel Faure (1845-1924). Edited by Sergius Kagen. For high voice and piano accompaniment (high voice). Classical Period. Difficulty: difficult. Songbook. Vocal melody, lyrics and piano accompaniment. 128 pages. Published by International Music Compa

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Apres un Reve (After a Dream) By Gabriel Faure (1845-1924). For cello and piano accompaniment. Classical Period. Difficulty: difficult. Set of performance parts. Fingerings and bowings. 5 pages. Published by International Music Company

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"Pavane, Op. 50" "By Gabriel Faure (1845-1924). Edited by transcr. Robert Schultz. Arranged by Robert Schultz. For piano solo. Masterworks; Piano Solo; Solo. Advanced level. Classical Period, Post-Romantic and 20th Century. SMP Level 6 (Late Intermediate). Single piece. 8

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Gabriel Faure: 50 Songs "(The Vocal Library). By Gabriel Faure (1845-1924). Edited by Laura Ward and Richard Walters. For high voice solo and piano accompaniment (High Voice). Vocal Collection. Romantic Period, Post-Romantic and 20th-Century. Difficulty: medium. Collection. Voca

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Anthology of Original Pieces - Violin and Piano "By Gabriel Faure (1845-1924). Edited by Roy Howat. For violin solo and piano accompaniment. This edition: Urtext. Classical Period. Difficulty: medium-difficult. Instrumental solo book. Solo part, standard notation, piano accompaniment and introductory t

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13 Nocturnes for Solo Piano "By Gabriel Faure (1845-1924). Edited by Roy Howat. For Piano. This edition: Urtext. SMP Level 10 (Advanced). Sheet Music. Text Language: German/English/French, critical commentary - English only. Published by Edition Peters"

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Morceau De Concours By Gabriel Faure (1845-1924). For flute. Instrumental Music. Part. Published by Bourne Music

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"FAURE: 'Dolly' Suite, Op. 56 (six pieces for piano duet)" By Gabriel Faure (1845-1924). For piano. Instrumental Solo Part and CD. Published by Music Minus One

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Requiem "(SATB). By Gabriel Faure (1845-1924). Arranged by Bruce Howden and B Howden. For SATB choir, soprano voice solo, baritone voice solo and piano accompaniment (SATB). Choral Large Works. Classical Period. Difficulty: difficult. Conductor's score. Vocal sco

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25 Selected Songs - For High Voice "(High Voice). By Gabriel Faure (1845-1924). Edited by Marion Farquhar and M Farquhar. For high voice solo and piano accompaniment. Vocal Collection. Romantic Period, Post-Romantic and 20th-Century. Difficulty: easy-medium. Collection. Vocal melody and pi

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Anthology Of Selected Pieces "By Gabriel Faure (1845-1924). Edited by Roy Howat. For cello and piano accompaniment. Classical Period. Difficulty: medium. Set of performance parts (includes separate pull-out cello part). Solo part, piano accompaniment, performance notes and introducto

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Sicilienne Op. 78 "By Gabriel Faure (1845-1924). Edited by Howat. For Violin/Viola, Piano. Sheet Music. Published by Edition Peters"

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"Sicilienne, Op. 78" By Gabriel Faure (1845-1924). Edited by Buesser. For flute and piano. Published by International Music Company

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"Pie Jesu (Blessed Jesus) from Requiem in D minor, Op. 48" "(High Voice). By Gabriel Faure (1845-1924). For high voice solo and piano accompaniment. Hal Leonard H.T. Fitzsimons Co. Romantic Period, Post-Romantic, 20th-Century and Sacred. Difficulty: medium. Single piece. Vocal melody, piano accompaniment and lyri

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"Trio, Op. 120 for Piano, Violin and Cello" "(Score and Parts). By Gabriel Faure (1845-1924). Piano trio. For piano trio (violin, cello, piano). Editions Durand. Full score and set of performance parts. 62 pages. Editions Durand #DF1034700. Published by Editions Durand"

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Gabriel Faurí©: 50 Songs (The Vocal Library Medium Voice). By Gabriel Faure (1845-1924). Arranged by Laura Ward and Richard Walters. Medium Voice. Vocal Collection. 288 pages. Published by Hal Leonard

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Cantique De Jean Racine Opus II By Gabriel Faure (1845-1924). Edited by John Rutter. For SATB choir and piano accompaniment (Accompaniment: Keyboard). John Rutter. Medium Junior High/High School or Easy Adult. Classical Period. Medium Jr. High/High School or Easy Adult. Octavo. 12 pages

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Apres Un Reve (After a Dream) "(After A Dream). By Gabriel Faure (1845-1924). For Violin Solo, Piano. Solo part with piano reduction. Standard notation. 5 pages. Published by Carl Fischer"

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