Hymne à Apollon (Fauré, Gabriel)



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Publisher. Info. Paris: S. Bornemann, 1914. Plate S. B. 5204.
Misc. Notes Bibliothèque nationale de France, Musique (F-Pn): FOL-VM7-12081 (2)
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Arrangements and Transcriptions

For Voice and Piano

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Language Greek / French
Publisher. Info. Paris: S. Bornemann, 1914. Plate S. B. 5203.
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Work Title Hymne à Apollon
Alternative. Title
Composer Fauré, Gabriel
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. Op.63bis
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. IGF 38
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1894 (revised for voice and piano in 1914)
First Performance. 1894-04-12
First Publication. 1894
Librettist Unattributed 2nd Century Greek, translated by Henri Weil (1818-1909) and versified by Eugène d'Eichthal (1844–1936)
Language French (the original Greek provided in the voice-piano version)
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Romantic
Piece Style Romantic
Instrumentation voice, flute, 2 clarinets, harp

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1) Théodore Reinach (1860–1928) transcribed the melody from the original Greek source (engraved on a stone) into modern notation; Fauré provided the accompaniment.
2) There is also a notation for "chœur" 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)