Iain Farrington

Pianist, organist, composer, arranger

Gabriel Fauré: Sicilienne for Chamber Ensemble

Gabriel Fauré (1845-1924) composed his Sicilienne as an orchestral piece for a production of Moliere's play Le Bourgeois gentilhomme. Faure subsequently reworked the piece for cello and piano, before it was included as incidental music for a production of Maeterlincks' play Pélleas et Mélisande. It perfectly embodies Fauré's style: a wistful melody, distinctive harmony, and a delicate lightness of texture. This arrangement is scored for the same instrumentation as Ravel's Introduction and Allegro.

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Instrumentation: flute, clarinet, harp, violin 1, violin 2, viola, cello (7 players)