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Pavane in G minor

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Gabriel Fauré

Gabriel Fauré (trans. Patrick Dunnigan)

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This work bears the designation Opus 50.

General Info

Year: 1887 / 2020
Duration: c. 5:40
Difficulty: III (see Ratings for explanation)
Original Medium: Orchestra
Publisher: Monroe Music
Cost: Score and Parts – $50.00


Full Score
Flute I-II
Oboe I-II
Bassoon I-II
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II
B-flat Bass Clarinet
Horn in F I-II
String Bass (optional)
Percussion, including:

  • Marimba


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

The Pavane in F-sharp minor, Op. 50, is a pavane by the French composer Gabriel Fauré written in 1887. It was originally a piano piece, but is better known in Fauré's version for orchestra and optional chorus. 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 haunting Belle Époque elegance.

- Program Note from Wikipedia

Pavane in F# minor, Opus 50, was written by French composer Gabriel Fauré in 1887. It was originally composed for solo piano, but is best known in Fauré's version for orchestra with optional chorus. It is derived from the slow processional Spanish court dance of the same name. This version, set in G minor, is completely faithful to Fauré’s orchestral version. Important and well-known solos for flute and bassoon have been retained.

- Program Note by transcriber


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State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


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  • Kennesaw (Ga.) State University Wind Ensemble (David Kehler, conductor) - 17 February 2021
  • Florida State University (Tallahassee) Wind Ensemble (Patrick Dunnigan, conductor) - 10 November 2020

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