Sheet Music: Gnossienne No. 1

TitleGnossienne No. 1
from Gnossiennes
ComposerErik Satie (1866–1925)
InstrumentationFlute and Piano
KeyF minor
Time signature4/4
Tempo92 BPM
Performance time3:35
Difficulty levelintermediate
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Date added2018-11-22
Last updated2018-11-22
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Thursday 22 November 2018

Tune of the Day: Gnossienne No. 1

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 first Gnossienne, composed around 1889, contains a number of very unusual indications: “Très luisant” (“very shiny”), “Questionnez” (“questioning”), “Du bout de la pensée” (“from the tip of the thought”), “Postulez en vous-même” (“wonder about yourself”), “Pas à pas” (“step by step”), “Sur la langue” (“on the tongue”).

Thanks to Carlton 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