Pavane Op. 50
Door Gabriel Fauré Gunnar Lintvedt type 18 en thema
The Pavane op. 50,
Obtaining its rhythm from the slow processional Spanish court dance of the same name, the Pavane ebbs and flows from a series of harmonic and melodic climaxes, conjuring a cool, somewhat haunting, Belle Époque elegance. Gabriel Fauré (1845-1924) dedicated the work to his patron, Elisabeth, comtesse Greffulhe and felt compelled to stage a grander affair and thus he added an invisible chorus to accompany the orchestra. First performed the 25th of November 1888.
To the Conductor
Pavane started out as a composition for small orchestra and fits well in with this arrangement for Flexible instrumentation.
Please use the arrangement freely to underline the dramatic lines in the score by leaving out instrumental groups to make the instrumentation sound as good as your band can perform it. The dramatic middle part of the piece is reduced to keep the arrangement on the same Grading and to leave room for the main theme to grow on you.