Tune of the Day: Après un rêve
Trois mélodies is a set of three pieces for solo voice and piano, written by Gabriel Fauré between 1870 and 1878. The first of these songs, titled “Après un rêve” (“After a Dream”), is undoubtedly one of the composer's best-known works for voice. The French text, derived from an anonymous Italian poem, describes a dream in which the narrator and her beloved come together in an almost otherworldly meeting, followed by a longing to return to this dream state after awakening (“Return, O mysterious night!”).
In 2018 the piece was notably played at the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, as the newly married couple retired to sign the register books.