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ABOUT THE MÉLODIE
From 3 Mélodies, Op.8, N.1
Voice / Vocal Fach Soprano/ Mezzo / Alto/ Baritone/ Bass
Original key C# minor
Language French
Composer Gabriel Fauré 1845 – 1924
Poet Sully Prudhomme 1839 – 1907
Range Au bord de l’eau
Presentation

Au bord de l’eau , a setting by Sully Prudhomme , was composed by Gabriel Fauré in 1875 (C# minor) and published in 1877. It is the first song of his op.8 song cycle, trois Mélodies.

With Au bord de l’eau (C# minor, andante quasi allegretto) et on a poem by Sully Prudhomme, part of his ‘Vaines Tendresses’, Fauré initiates a new type of exchange between poetical and musical sensibility. Indeed, the success of this French melody is partly due to the quality of its poem: simplicity, furtive emotion and irregular versification are the master words in this text.
This melody is of sublime drift – the constant flowing of water, seemingly uneventful, but adding up to the melancholy of the passing of time. Each seductively inconsequential triplet gliding between voice and finger seems to add to the feeling of a certain and happy summer nonchalance.
From the very beginning of the song, Fauré chooses to set the song in C# minor, figuring a romantic atmosphere. However, the harmonies, often blurred by the presence of foreign notes, create a sense of ambiguity. The musical form of the piece is ABC and while each stanza is treated differently, they are unified by some recurrent musical shape. Supported by rich harmonies, the vocal line leaps upwards and then spirals elegantly down. To create a sense of flowing water, Fauré sets a falling phrase after two ascending themes. The composer, aged thirty at the time of the composition is, with no question reaching maturity, figuring with grace and flow the instant and perhaps inconstant conviction of love never passing.

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Au bord de l’eau originated was composed by Gabriel Fauré. The original lyrics are in French. The melodious note arrangement of Au bord de l’eau ranges from pianissimo (very soft) mellow notes to forte (loud) notes carrying the player and the audience through an array of vivid emotions. The sweet soft beginning of the music piece gradually increases and decreases the loudness in smooth transitions. This music piece is decorated with phrases, slurs and an arpeggio. A perfect composition for piano players to try with an intermediate knowledge in music. Students can make use of this sweet music piece to improve their knowledge in music expressions, ornaments and sight-reading, while all music lovers could enjoy this brilliant extract whole-heartedly. Au bord de l’eau sheet music produced by Lyribox is clear, precise and is transcribed in English by Lyribox. By purchasing Au bord de l’eau sheet music from us, you can simply sing along as you play this masterpiece on your piano. Unlike many sheet music sold online with all black notations, sheet music we offer you is marked using three distinct colors. While piano notation is illustrated in black, the music expressions and the lyrics are given in red and blue respectively. Get Au bord de l’eau by G. Fauré sheet music from Lyribox today to enjoy and share this wonderful music composition with your friends and family.

Accompaniment
Au bord de l’eau piano accompaniment is offered by Lyribox is mellow and smooth. It feeds the poem an underlying pulse, adding a sense of propulsion to it. Meanwhile the vocal line flows in a dreamy leisure manner forcing the audience into a calming and languid mood. The vocal line of Au bord de l’eau by Lyribox has the potential to provide slight pitch support for the voice’s sometimes unusual intervals, enhancing the fullness of it. This accompaniment is not at all demanding. Using these rich Au bord de l’eau accompaniments you could create one of the most brilliant performances that is pregnant with layers and layers of expressions. Purchase the Au bord de l’eau piano accompaniment together with the vocal line accompaniment from Lyribox today!

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Translation
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