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From La bonne chanson, Op.61, N.5
Voice / Vocal Fach Soprano/ Mezzo / Alto/ Baritone/ Bass
Original key C# minor
Language French
Composer Gabriel Fauré 1845 – 1924
Poet Paul Verlaine 1844 – 1896
Range J’ai presque peur en vérité

J’ai presque peur en vérité, a setting by Paul Verlaine , was composed by Gabriel Fauré in 1894 and published the same year. It is the fifth song of his song cycle, La Bonne Chanson.

Fauré chose in this song cycle, to set 9 poems by Verlaine, all part of his fourth poetry volume, La Bonne chanson. In this ensemble of poems, Verlaine recalls specific moments in his life, from meeting Malthide Mauté, to them marrying.
La Bonne chanson by Fauré, published in 1894, was composed during his stay in Bougival, where he was the guest of the banker Sigismond Bardac and his wife, Emma Bardac (soprano). Fauré made no mystery of with feelings for Emma (she will later be the second wife of Debussy) and the song cycle is dedicated to her. The song cycle was composed song after song, as Fauré recalls, in a very spontaneous way, Emma, trying out each day the newly composed music.
J’ai presque peur en vérité is the fifth song of la Bonne Chanson. It follows, Une Sainte en son auréole, where the loved one is described as a saint with her halo (N.1). and Puisque l’aube grandit, a beautiful declaration of love (N.2). In La Lune blanche luit dans les bois (N.3), the poet uses landscape as a metaphor for his feelings and in J’allais par des chemins perfides (N.4), he recalls how previous torments were overcome thanks to love.

J’ai presque peur en vérité is set at the start in minor, conveying a sense of worry and angst. As the poet realizes how much his happiness is fragile and dependent of another person, a sense of panic creeps in. The tempo is fast, breathless while the piano accompaniment, structured around two left hand minims with staccato off beat quavers, seems to portray this sudden anxiety. Nonetheless, as the tonality of the song switches to Major, hope takes over and the song ends on a sense of happiness and faith.

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