Sheet Music: Gnossienne No. 2

TitleGnossienne No. 2
from Gnossiennes
ComposerErik Satie (1866–1925)
InstrumentationFlute and Piano
KeyC major
Time signature4/4
Tempo60 BPM
Performance time2:15
Difficulty levelintermediate
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Date added2016-06-25
Last updated2016-06-25
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Saturday 25 June 2016

Tune of the Day: Gnossienne No. 2

by Erik Satie, arranged for flute and piano

The Gnossiennes are piano compositions written by the French composer Erik Satie in the late 19th century. They are mostly in free time (lacking time signatures or bar divisions) and highly experimental with form, rhythm and chordal structure.

This second Gnossienne, composed around 1889, contains a number of unusual and somewhat enigmatic indications: “Avec étonnement” (“with astonishment”), “Ne sortez pas” (“don't go out”), “Dans une grande bonté” (“in a great kindness”), “Plus intimement” (“More intimately”), “Sans orgueil” (“without pride”).

Thanks to István for suggesting this piece!

Other Movements from the same Work

1.Gnossienne No. 1 Flute & Piano
2.Gnossienne No. 2 Flute & Piano
3.Gnossienne No. 3 Flute & Piano
4.Gnossienne No. 4 Flute & Piano
5.Gnossienne No. 5 Flute & Piano
6.Gnossienne No. 6 Flute & Piano