Sheet Music: Gnossienne No. 3

TitleGnossienne No. 3
from Gnossiennes
ComposerErik Satie (1866–1925)
InstrumentationFlute and Piano
KeyC major
Time signature4/4
Tempo72 BPM
Performance time3:00
Difficulty levelintermediate
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Date added2016-08-04
Last updated2016-08-04
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Thursday 4 August 2016

Tune of the Day: Gnossienne No. 3

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 third Gnossienne, composed around 1890, contains a number of very unusual indications: “Conseillez-vous soigneusement” (“advise yourself carefully”), “Munissez-vous de clairvoyance” (“arm yourself with clairvoyance”), “Seul, pendant un instant” (“alone, for a moment”), “De manière à obtenir un creux” (“so as to form a hollow”), “Très perdu” (“very lost”), “Portez cela plus loin” (“carry it further”), “Ouvrez la tête” (“open your head”), “Enfouissez le son” (“bury the sound”).

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