Sheet Music: Après un rêve

TitleAprès un rêve
from Trois mélodies
Alternate titlesDans un sommeil
Opus numberOp.7, No. 1
ComposerGabriel Fauré (1845–1924)
InstrumentationFlute and Piano
KeyC minor
Time signature3/4
Tempo52 BPM
Performance time2:45
Difficulty levelintermediate
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Date added2011-08-12
Last updated2011-08-12
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Friday 12 August 2011

Tune of the Day: Après un rêve

by Gabriel Faure, arranged for flute and piano

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.