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!