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ABOUT THE MÉLODIE
From 3 Mélodies, Op.6, N.2
Voice / Vocal Fach Soprano/ Mezzo / Alto/ Baritone/ Bass
Original key C minor
Language French
Composer Gabriel Fauré 1845 – 1924
Poet Théophile Gautier 1811 – 1872
Range Tristesse
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Tristesse , a setting by Théophile Gautier, was composed by Gabriel Fauré in 1873 and published in 1876. It is the second song of his op.6, trois Mélodies.

Tristesse is the second song of Fauré’s opus 6, trois mélodies. It was written by the composer, aged 28 in 1873. He had been appointed organist of the Parisian Saint-Sulpice church a year earlier and composed music in his spare time. During this period, he spent a lot of time at the musical gatherings organized by Saint-Saens, meeting many of the preeminent composers of his time.
Tristesse, is with no doubt, the work of a young composer who has not yet mastered his composition style. Nonetheless, the melody at the vocal line is compelling and enchanting, bringing us back to the popular Parisian atmosphere of the time. The 6/8 bar signature is made to sound waltz-like with accents on the first crotchets of each beat. It seems unlike Fauré to treat French prosody with carelessness so perhaps the accent on the first syllable of “Avril” (when the strong inflection should be on the second one) was written in to emphasize this general atmosphere of Parisian nonchalance.

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

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Tristesse 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 Tristesse 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 Tristesse accompaniments you could create one of the most brilliant performances that is pregnant with layers and layers of expressions. Purchase the Tristesse piano accompaniment together with the vocal line accompaniment from Lyribox today!

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Translation
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