Trois mélodies is a set of mélodies for solo voice and
piano, by Gabriel Fauré. It is composed of Après un
rêve (Op. 7, No. 1), one of Faure's most popular vocal
pieces, Hymne (Op. 7, No. 2), and Barcarolle (Op. 7,
No. 3). The songs were written between 1870 and
In "Après un rêve", a dream of romantic elopement with
a lover, away from darkness, and towards an awakening
light is described. However, the dreamer longs to
return to the "mysterious night". The text of the poem
is an anonymous Italian poem freely adapted into French
by Romain Bussine.
This piece is the first in the series of three and has
been adapted to Piano and Flute.