SSA choir, piano (SSA choir)
Composed by Gabriel Faure (1845-1924). Arranged by Alan Raines. Octavo. Alliance Music Publications #AMP 0738. Published by Alliance Music Publications (AN.AMP-0738).
Item Number: AN.AMP-0738
Music by Gabriel Faure
Faure's interest in choral music was superceded by his love for chanson as evidenced by his output. His fascintation for the texts he chose to set is clearly seen in the delicate melodies and subtle harmonies that surround them. Perhaps even more than that of Debussey, Faure's chansons are in the hands of almost every young man and woman studying voice. They are the epitome of great literature for the young singer. The arranger set yClair de Luney with this in concept mind and to expose a wider audience to the beautiful lyricism of Gabriel Faur&e.
Ici-bas tous les lilas meurent,
Tous les chants des oiseaux sont courts,
Je reve aux ete demeurent
Ici-bas les lèvres effleurent
Sans rien laisser de leur velours,
Je reve aus baisers qui demeurent
Ici-bas tous les hommes pleurent
Leurs amiti&es ou leurs amours;
Je reve aus couples qui demeurent