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Apres Un Reve And Pavane By Faure

Updated on September 20, 2014

Faure Apres Un Reve - The Ultimate Dreamy Music

I love Faure's music - it is gorgeous -but have you heard Faure's best music? Faure's Apres un reve is the ultimate in dreamy music! If you have never heard Pavane, Op.50 by Faure, Faure's Dolly Suite (Piano) or Apres Un Reve then you are in for a delightful new experience.

I remember playing through Apres Un Reve at college having discovered the song in a practice room and I was completely enchanted by its romantic melody. I already knew and loved Faure: Requiem, but this song, Apres Un Reve, was far more intimate. The tune of Faure's Apres Un Reve is romantic, sad, dreamy, contradictory, uplifting, enchanting, spiritual - how can I say.... it sounds sparce yet opulent? The Pavane, Op.50 by Faure is even more gorgeous!

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Gabriel Faure, consummate artist in composition

A Cello commission of Faure Apres Un Reve

Gabriel Urbain Faure was a consummate artist when it came to composition, he wrote beautiful melody and yet managed to be not quite as modern as Debussy or Ravel. His music harks back in some ways to earlier times. This makes it wonderfully opulent and Apres Un Reve, having started out as one of three art songs for tenor, has become a classic for cello.

A couple of years ago I bid for a commission of Faure Apres Un Reve for Cello Ensemble, the bid was unsuccessful, and yet it has since become one of my best sellers on Sibelius music and one of the first arrangements I put on Youtube. This page is about Apres Un Reve and other Faure favourites and I hope you will love it as much as I do!

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Versions of Apres Un Reve by Faure - Voice and Instrument - the soul of Faure's music

There are not many tunes that let an instrument sound like a voice... Apres Un Reve is one. Here are a selection of videos showing vocal and instrumental versions of Gabriel Faure's Apres Un Reve.

Pavane by Faure on MP3 - Dolly Suite, Pavane, Requiem and Other Faure Delights!

Apres Un Reve by Faure - Cello Ensemble - My arrangement of Faure Apres Un Reve

I chose to attempt the commission because I really love this music. I was a little naughty in that I also composed a counter melody but I think Faure might have liked it. I hope so anyway.... Here is the video of my electronic version (I did not have access to six cellists and a bass player)

Pavane by Faure

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Perhaps you prefer the Pavane, or the Berceuse from the Dolly Suite? Do you just love Faure like I do? Thank you for visiting.

Do You Love Faure's Music? - Is Faure's Pavane your favourite?

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      Tony Payne 

      7 years ago from Southampton, UK

      Wonderful lens, the color scheme blends well with the topic and the music. Very nicely done, and great music too. Blessed.

    • TriciaLymeMom profile image


      7 years ago

      ....brings back memories of music school. I THINK that's a good thing. Lovely pieces :)

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      7 years ago

      I am also listening to the Apres . very pleasant. Thank you.

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      puerdycat lm 

      7 years ago

      Lovely! thanks for the intro!

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      7 years ago

      Thank you, I'm listening to Apres Un Reve by Faure. Beautiful!


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