Free sheet music
My account (login)


Fauré, Gabriel Gabriel Fauré
France France
(1845 - 1924)
251 sheet music
167 MP3

"For 20 years we provide a free and legal service for free sheet music.

If you use and like, thank you to consider support donation.

About / Member testimonies

Harp Sheet music Harp Gabriel Fauré
Fauré, Gabriel: Nocturne IV for Harp

Nocturne IV for Harp
Opus 36 No. 4
Gabriel Fauré

Annotate this sheet music
Note the level :
Note the interest :

ListenDownload MP3 (6.63 Mo)236x 1210x ViewDownload PDF : Nocturne (Opus 36 No. 4) for Harp (8 pages - 290.25 Ko)566x

Now that you have this PDF score, member's artist are waiting for a feedback from you in exchange of this free access.

Please log in or create a free account so you can :

leave your comment
notate the skill level of this score
assign an heart (and thus participate in improving the relevance of the ranking)
add this score to your library
add your audio or video interpretation

Log in or sign up for free
and participate in the community

Composer :Gabriel FauréFauré, Gabriel (1845 - 1924)
Instrumentation :


Style :


Arranger :
Publisher :
Gabriel FauréMagatagan, Mike (1960 - )
Date :1884
Copyright :Public Domain
Gabriel Fauré was born in Pamiers, Ariège, Midi-Pyrénées, in the south of France, the fifth son and youngest of six children of Toussaint-Honoré Fauré (1810–85) and Marie-Antoinette-Hélène Lalène-Laprade (1809–87).

As a young man Fauré had been very cheerful; a friend wrote of his "youthful, even somewhat child-like, mirth." From his thirties he suffered bouts of depression, which he described as "spleen", possibly first caused by his broken engagement and his lack of success as a composer.

After receiving La Croix de Guerre as a young man for army service in the Franco-Prussian War, Fauré returned to Paris in 1871 to be assistant organist and accompanist to the choir at Saint-Sulpice, then later at the Madeleine Church - again following in Saint Saëns footsteps. Following a series of misunderstandings, the fraught and fragile engagement to his beloved Marianne Viardot was broken and he married Marie Fremiet. This was a rather unhappy marriage, as it transpired, but he remained married to Marie for the rest of his life in spite of his relationships with other women.

The Nocturne No. 4 is generally considered superior to the first three and among the finest Fauré produced. Published in 1885 along with the Fifth, it more or less follows the same tripartite form he used in the earlier nocturnes, a model used by Chopin: a lyrical, subdued main theme frames a more animated middle section -- in this case, a quite ecstatic and powerful one. Of course, Fauré got the most out of this relatively simple form, and in the end often rivaled Chopin in this genre. The main theme here has a wistful, slightly sentimental quality, but never turns saccharine, in large part because Fauré's harmonies are always imaginative, though they may often sound simple. The composer often forged them from the main theme, and thus deftly imparted contrapuntal aspects to the music. The middle section begins tranquilly and in a subdued, mysterious manner, but gradually builds tension and reaches a ravishingly beautiful climax, after which the main theme is reprised. The piece concludes with a lovely coda, brilliantly fashioned from the previous materials. This lovely and quite profound piece typically lasts seven or eight minutes.

Although this piece was originally written for Piano, I Transcribed it for Concert (Pedal) Harp.
Source / Web :Musescore
Sheet central :Nocturne (3 sheet music)
Added by magataganm the 2013-01-29

0 comment

Report problem

This sheet music is part of the collection of magataganm :
Harp Arrangements
arrangements pour harpe
Collection of Harp Arramgements
Sheet music list :
› "Élégie for Harp" - Harp
› "3 Salve Regina" for Oboe & Harp - Oboe, harp
› "A Carousel's Last Song" for Harp - Harp
› "Adelita" for Harp - Harp
› "Aeolian Harp Étude" in Ab Major for Harp
› "Alleluia" Harp Duet - 2 Harps (Duet)
› "Allemande" for Harp - Harp
› "Allemande" from the Suite in E-Minor for Harp - Harp
› "An Emigrant's Daughter" for Oboes & Harp - Oboe, harp
› "An Evening Hymn" for Oboe and Harp - Oboe, harp

Sheet music sales from USA
1 scores found for "Nocturne IV for Harp"

Claude Debussy - Sonata for Flute, Viola and Harp
Claude Debussy - Sonata for Flute, Viola and Harp

Flute, Viola and harp [Score and Parts]
G. Henle
$50.95 $40.76 (20% off) See more - Buy online
Pre-shipment lead time: 24 hours - In Stock

More shop results >>
Sheet music sales from Europe
1 scores found for "Nocturne IV for Harp"

Claude Debussy: Sonata For Flute  Viola And Harp: Flute & Viola: Score and Parts
3 sellers
Claude Debussy: Sonata For Flute Viola And Harp: Flute & Viola: Score and Parts
Flute, Viola and harp
G. Henle
30.50 GBP - Sold by Musicroom UK

More shop results >>