Fauré: Two songs (L'Aurore; Au bord de l'eau) (viola)

Two songs arranged for viola and piano



Instruments: viola and piano

Catalogue no.: D1996-9

ISMN: 979-0-708807-58-2

These arrangements of two Fauré songs (from his “20 Mélodies”) are very effective and are relatively simple to play (there are only a few notes above first position). Gabriel Fauré was a French composer who was born in 1845 and died in 1924. He was one of the foremost French composers of his generation, and his musical style influenced many 20th-century composers. Among his teachers was Camille Saint-Saëns, who became a lifelong friend. Fauré's music has been described as linking the end of romanticism with the modernism of the second quarter of the 20th century. When he was born, Chopin was still composing, and by the time of Fauré's death, jazz and the atonal music of the Second Viennese School (e.g. Schoenberg and Webern) were being heard. A rendition of the original soprano version of Au bord de l’eau can be heard on this link: www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ys36VV7VOr8


You might also like ...

Clarke: Four Love Songs (violin or viola)

Four songs arranged for violin or viola and piano (arr. Otty). ABRSM viola grade 2 ; Trinity viola grade 4 exam syllabuses 2020-2023


Gritton: Character Pieces Book 1 (viola)

Four easy solo works for viola and piano. "Floating" is on grade 3 ABRSM syllabus


Gritton: Character Pieces Book 2 (viola)

Four easy solo works for viola and piano. "Drama Queen" on grade 4 ABRSM syllabus


Gritton: Character Pieces Book 3 (viola)

Solo works for viola and piano. "Jazz Dance" on Trinity grade 6 syllabus; "Presto for Frankie" on grade 6 Trinity and ABRSM syllabuses. This collection of four pieces was previously published as "Four Character Pieces"


Shostakovich: Romance from Gadfly (viola)

Grade 4 (ABRSM) and grade 5 (Trinity) piece for viola and piano