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Gymnopedie No. 1 (flex)

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Erik Satie

Erik Satie (arr. Thomas Willmann)

General Info

Year: 1888 / c. 2020
Duration: c. 3:20
Difficulty: II+ (see Ratings for explanation)
Original Medium: Piano
Publisher: Thomas Willmann
Cost: Score and Parts (digital) - $40.00

Instrumentation (Flexible)

Full Score
Part 1

  • Flute
  • Oboe
  • B-flat Soprano Clarinet
  • B-flat Trumpet

Part 2

  • B-flat Soprano Clarinet
  • E-flat Alto Saxophone
  • B-flat Trumpet

Part 3

  • B-flat Soprano Clarinet
  • E-flat Alto Saxophone
  • B-flat Trumpet
  • Horn in F

Part 4

  • Bassoon
  • B-flat Tenor Saxophone
  • Trombone
  • Euphonium
  • Horn in F

Part 5

  • Bassoon
  • B-flat Bass Clarinet
  • E-flat Baritone Saxophone
  • Trombone
  • Euphonium
  • Tuba

Percussion, including:

  • Orchestra Bells
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Vibraphone


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

The Gymnopédies are three piano compositions written by French composer and pianist Erik Satie. He completed the whole set by 2 April 1888, but they were at first published individually: the first and the third in 1888, the second in 1895.

The work's unusual title comes from the French form of "gymnopaedia," the ancient Greek word for an annual festival where young men danced naked -- or perhaps simply unarmed. The source of the title has been a subject of debate.

The Gymnopedie No. 1 is marked "Lent et douloureux" (slow and painful).

- Program Note from Wikipedia

Commercial Discography

None discovered thus far.


State Ratings

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