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From 3 Mélodies, Op.8, N.3
Voice / Vocal Fach Soprano/ Mezzo / Alto/ Baritone/ Bass
Original key F# minor
Language French
Composer Gabriel Fauré 1845 – 1924
Poet Sully Prudhomme 1839 – 1907
Range Ici-bas!

Ici-bas!, a setting by Sully Prudhomme, was composed by Gabriel Fauré in the 1870 decade (F# minor). It is the third song of his op. 8 song cycle.

It is difficult to define with certainty when Ici-bas was composed. Some have set the composition of this song in 1874 but we cannot be sure. What is certain is that, Ici-bas! is an early Fauré melody where the influence of Massenet’s composition style is still pregnant.
Third song of his op.8, it sets a poem by Sully Prudhomme from his poem collection, Stances et recueil published in 1865.
The song is divided into two strophes with two identical ones and varied third last one (AAB). The vocal line seems languorous, at first, with its flaccid semi-quavers. The text, almost half sung in the opening two verses, undergoes a dramatic change in the last verse: as the tonality shifts to major, the melody develops more lyrically into a powerful, desperate climax. It all dissolves back into the torpid melancholy of the beginnings and the song dies in a sad decrescendo.

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