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Gounod, Charles Charles Gounod
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(1818 - 1893)
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Gounod, Charles: "Le Soir" for Viola & Harp

"Le Soir" for Viola & Harp
Charles Gounod

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ViewDownload PDF : Viola Part (64.29 Ko)
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Le Soir for Viola & Harp
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Le Soir for Viola & Harp
Download MP3 (3.3 Mo) : (by Magatagan, Mike)19x 15x

Composer :Charles GounodGounod, Charles (1818 - 1893)
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Viola and Harp

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Charles GounodMagatagan, Mike (1960 - )
Date :1840-42
Copyright :Public Domain
Charles Gounod was a great French composer and a student of the Paris Conservatoire. In 1837, Gounod received the prestigious Prix de Rome. Gounod exercised an extremely powerful influence on generations of French composers from the second half of the 19th century. Gounod achieved an enormous success in the theatre, especially with his numerous operas that are still popular worldwide.

Gounod wrote several numbered 'songs without words', some as original piano pieces, others as arrangements of his own works for other combinations. This one, published in 1861, was an arrangement of an earlier (1840-2) song to a text by Lamartine (Liszt's early inspiration).

Drawn from Alphonse de Lamartine's Meditations poetiques from 1820, Gounod's setting of Le soir (The Evening) dates from his years at the Villa de Medici as a winner of the Prix de Rome. Written when the composer was still in his early twenties, Le soir is the quintessential Gounod melodie: a long, slow, rapturous song that is at once sensuous and chaste, humane, spiritual, and above all, romantic in expression and classic in form. Strophically setting Lamartine's six-verse poem, Gounod's legato melody effortlessly floats above the chromatic harmonies of the piano, blending the two together in an indissoluble unity. Gounod went on to compose dozens of other songs, but he never composed a better song. In 1866, he rewrote Le soir as one of his Romances sans paroles for piano.

Although originally composed for piano and voices (2), I created this arrangement for Viola & Concert (Pedal) Harp.
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Added by magataganm the 2014-11-20

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