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
This piece remains typical of barcarolle form by using
the buoyant flow of a 6/8 time signature. Throughout
the song, the rhythmic figure, which consists of an
eighth note tied to three triplet sixteenth notes,
followed by another eighth note, is passed between the
solo and the piano.
This piece is the third in the series of three and I
created this arrangement for Viola & Acoustic Piano.