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By Gabriel Faure

Violin, piano
Composed by Gabriel Faure (1845-1924). Edited by Howat. Violin & Piano. Sheet Music. Edition Peters #EP7624. Published by Edition Peters (PE.EP7624).

Item Number: PE.EP7624

Gabriel Faure composed two famous Berceuses, of which one - in D major, Op.16 - was conceived for violin and piano (see our Anthology of Faure's pieces for Violin and Piano, EP 7515). This is the other one. Composed as a piano duet, it found fame as the opening movement of Faure's Dolly suite, Op.56 - and for many English speakers, as thesignature tune of the BBC's long-running children's programme 'Listen with Mother'. Faure was never a purist about transcriptions, and several of his pieces (not least his Pavane and Sicilienne) exist in various arrangments made or encouraged by Faure, responding to performing needs of the moment. (Roy Howat)

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  • 5

    Tom St Denis
    Ottawa, Ontario
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  • September 24, 2007 Very moving duet, also very hard

    It's a well put together print and arrangement of the famous Faure Dolly Suite duet but for piano/violin (hint: it maps well to the Flute as well). Not for beginners, includes difficult fingering and dynamics (most of it is pp).

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