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Morceau de Concours by Fauré. Sheet music for Violin, page 1.

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Fauré - Morceau de Concours

Sheet music for violin

Alt. Title: Morceau de lecture
Info: Gabriel Fauré was professor of composition at the Paris Conservatoire in 1896, and the great flutist Paul Taffanel, who also taught there and was a great friend of his, asked him for a concours composition, which turned out to be the famous Fantaisie, Op. 79. For the same occasion Fauré also composed a brief sight-reading piece titled “Morceau de lecture”, that would provide a good test of musicianship. “Morceau de lecture is a mere arabesque dutifully spun out in the requisite scales, arpeggios and mordents, the apt execution of which demonstrates proficiency. This functional exercise plays out slowly over a spare piano accompaniment for about a minute and a half.
Date: 1898
Artist: Gabriel Urbain Fauré
Born: 12 May 1845, Pamiers
Died: 4 November 1924, Paris
The artist: French composer, organist, pianist and teacher. He was one of the foremost French composers of his generation, and his musical style influenced many 20th-century composers.
Instrument: Violin
Key: D major
Range: A3 - D6
Time signature: 3/4
Tempo: 44 BPM
Duration: 1:19
Pages: 1
Difficulty: Intermediate
Style: Classical

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