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ABOUT THE MÉLODIE
From La bonne chanson, Op.61, N.8
Voice / Vocal Fach Soprano/ Mezzo / Alto/ Baritone/ Bass
Original key 0
Language French
Composer Gabriel Fauré 1845 – 1924
Poet Paul Verlaine 1844 – 1896
Range N'est-ce pas?
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N’est-ce pas?, a setting by Paul Verlaine , was composed by Gabriel Fauré in 1894 and published the same year. It is the eighth 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. It was composed song after song, as Fauré recalls, in a very spontaneous way, Emma, trying out each day the newly composed music.

N’est-ce pas ? is the eighth song of la Bonne Chanson. It follows, Une Sainte en son aureole (N.1), where the loved one is described as a saint with her halo 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, before recalling how his previous torments were overcome thanks to love (J’allais par des chemins perfides, N.4°). He realizes how dependent he has become (J’ai presque peur en vérité, N.5) and watches his beloved sleep in the early morning (Avant que tu t’en ailles, N.6). They marry (Donc ce sera par un clair jour d’été, N.7) and he projects into their future.

N’est-ce pas? contrasts the previous melody with its less-complicated music. All seems to illustrate the faith and trust in the future of the protagonist. The vocal phrases are especially long and tender while the piano accompaniment flows through broken arpeggios and liquid triplets.

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N’est-ce pas? originated was composed by Gabriel Fauré. The original lyrics are in French. The melodious note arrangement of N’est-ce pas? 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. N’est-ce pas? sheet music produced by Lyribox is clear, precise and is transcribed in English by Lyribox. By purchasing N’est-ce pas? 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 N’est-ce pas? by G. Fauré sheet music from Lyribox today to enjoy and share this wonderful music composition with your friends and family.

Accompaniment
N’est-ce pas? 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 N’est-ce pas? 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 N’est-ce pas? accompaniments you could create one of the most brilliant performances that is pregnant with layers and layers of expressions. Purchase the N’est-ce pas? piano accompaniment together with the vocal line accompaniment from Lyribox today!

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Translation
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