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Papillon, Op. 77

for Violoncello and Piano With Marked & Unmarked String Parts

By Gabriel Faure

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Strings Cello, Piano Accompaniment (Score and Solo Part)
For Violoncello and Piano With Marked & Unmarked String Parts. Composed by Gabriel Faure (1845-1924). Edited by David Geringas and Jean-Christophe Monnier. Arranged by David Geringas. Sheet music. Paperbound. Henle Music Folios. With marked and unmarked string parts. Classical. Softcover. 18 pages. G. Henle #HN1038. Published by G. Henle (HL.51481038).

Item Number: HL.51481038

ISBN 9790201810386. 9x12 inches. With Marked & Unmarked String Parts (ed. Jean-Christophe Monnier, fing. David Geringas).

After the great success of his “Élégie,” Fauré's publisher Hamelle urged him to write another, similarly effective piece for cello and piano. “Papillon” was probably already composed in 1884, though it was only published in 1898. Whereas Fauré just wanted to call it “Piece for Violoncello,” his publisher insisted on a more evocative title, and ultimately succeeded in giving it its present name (meaning “butterfly”). But Fauré is said to have been indignant, remarking: “Butterfly or dung fly – use whatever you want.” The success of the work proved Hamelle right – “Papillon” is today just as popular with cellists as the “Élegie,” and is now available as a Henle Urtext edition.

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