Sheet Music: Gnossienne No. 5

TitleGnossienne No. 5
from Gnossiennes
ComposerErik Satie (1866–1925)
InstrumentationFlute and Piano
KeyG major
Time signature2/4
Tempo52 BPM
Performance time3:20
Difficulty levelintermediate
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Date added2020-10-13
Last updated2020-10-13
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Monday 19 October 2020

Tune of the Day: Gnossienne No. 5

by Erik Satie, transcribed for flute and piano

Composed in 1889, Erik Satie's Gnossienne No. 5 for solo piano was only published in 1968. Like Gnossiennes Nos. 4 and 6, the piece was never called a “Gnossienne” by the composer himself, but was arranged and published as such by Robert Caby long after Satie's death. The piece is somewhat uncharacteristic of the other Gnossiennes not only in its upbeat style, rhythms and less exotic chordal structures, but also in its use of time signatures and bar divisions.

Thanks to Paul Merkus for contributing this transcription for flute and piano!

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