Hymne à Apollon (Fauré, Gabriel)


Sheet Music

Arrangements and Transcriptions

For Voice and Piano

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Arranger Théodore Reinach (1860–1928)
Language Greek / French
Translator Eugène d'Eichthal (1844–1936), French translation
Publisher. Info. Paris: S. Bornemann, 1914. Plate S. B. 5203.
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General Information

Work Title Hymne à Apollon, op.63bis
Alternative. Title
Composer Fauré, Gabriel
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 1 song
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1894 (revised for voice and piano in 1914)
First Performance. 12 April 1894
First Publication. 1894
Librettist Unattributed 2nd Century, Henri Weil (1818-1909)
Language Greek / French
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Romantic
Piece Style Romantic
Instrumentation Voice, flute, 2 clarinets, harp

Misc. Comments


1) Although it looks like this is a harp part, the title page says "piano et chant", and after the first section, there are cues for the flute and clarinet parts, so this is clearly a reduction of the original instrumentation.
2) There is also a notation for "choeur" on page 4, though Grove Music doesn't mention a choir in any of the versions.
3) Grove Music also mentions "hmn", which is their abbreviation for harmonium, but there is no evidence of a harmonium part.

Graham Johnson also gives the instrumentation as harp, flute and 2 clarinets in his Gabriel Fauré: The Songs and Their Poets, page 252. Google Books link (which also gives premiere date.) Eric 01:28, 16 September 2010 (UTC)