Faure - Sicilienne (wind quintet and piano)
Arranged for wind quintet and piano
Gabriel Fauré composed his Sicilienne originally as an orchestral piece for a production in 1893 of Moliere's play Le Bourgeois gentilhomme. Fauré subsequently reworked the piece for cello and piano in 1898, before it was included as incidental music for a production of Maeterlinck's play Pélleas et Mélisande. The work was then arranged for numerous different instruments, through which it gained great popularity. It perfectly embodies Fauré's style: a wistful melody, distinctive harmony, and a delicate lightness of texture.
Instrumentation: flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, horn, piano
Includes full score and complete set of parts