Faure, G :: Morceau de Concours

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  • Composer
    Faure, G
  • Instrumentation
    Flute & Piano
  • Publisher
    International Music Company (IMC) [3680]
  • Editor
    Brieff, A
  • Orchestration
    fl, pn
  • Includes CD or Audio Download
    No
  • Classification
    Not Applicable
  • Genre
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Morceau de Concours
Faure, G

International Music Company presents Gabriel Faure's Morceau de Concours for flute and piano edited by Anabel Hulme Brieff.

'Born in Pamiers, Ariege on May 12, 1845, Gabriel Faure was a French composer, teacher, pianist and organist. He became interested in music at an early age and would often spend hours playing the harmonium in the chapel adjoining the school at which his father worked. An old, blind lady listened to Faure play the harmonium and later told Faure s father of his son s musical gift. As a result his father hired Bernard Delgay as Faure s first music teacher. It was later recommended that he attend the Ecole de Musique Classique et Religieuse in Paris; after some thought, his father agreed that it would prepare him to become choirmaster, so he took Faure there in October 1854. He remained there for eleven years and studied mainly church music, which had a strong influence on his style. Faure is considered to be the most advanced French composer of his generation. He developed a personal style that had a great influence on many early twentieth century composers. Additionally his harmonic and melodic innovations affected the teaching of harmony for later generations.

The 1890s are considered to be a turning point in the life and work of Faure as he began to realize some of his ambitions. Morceau De Concours for flute and piano was composed during this transition in 1898. Written as an examination piece for students at the conservatory, the manuscript was lost. In 1970, however, it surfaced in Brussels when the conductor Frank Brieff purchased it from a collector for his wife who was a flutist. The original version of the work was only nineteen bars, but when it was published in 1977 by the Borne Company , dynamics and a fourteen-measure codetta in the middle were added to form an arch with the beginning and the end. Morceau De Concours is a one-movement work with simple, beautiful flowing lines that allows the performer to demonstrate his/her lyrical abilities. The work is in F major and consists mainly of quarter note chords in the piano accompaniment leaving the flutist to be expressive. There are two sections of this work, both of which are very similar. The only difference between these two sections is that the second section begins with mezzo piano whereas the first section begins with mezzo forte. This work evokes a calm and expressive mood.'

- Carey Moore, 2005

  • Composer
    Faure, G
  • Instrumentation
    Flute & Piano
  • Publisher
    International Music Company (IMC) [3680]
  • Editor
    Brieff, A
  • Orchestration
    fl, pn
  • Includes CD or Audio Download
    No
  • Classification
    Not Applicable
  • Genre
    Undefined

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