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Je te veux

Composer: Eric Satie

Instrument: Flute Ensemble

Level: Intermediate/Advanced

Published: 2022

Price: €40.00

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  • Description +
    • Preface

      Everyone has heard of or can sing Eric Satie's Gymnopédies or Gnossiennes. However, these well-known and charming works reflect only one aspect of the musician’s caustic, whimsical and surprising personality.

      Let me tell you about what appealed to me in this song...

      First, you hear the lightness of a waltz, a clear and almost genial melody. From the very first notes, you are transported back to the time of the Chat Noir, in the Quartier Latin of the Belle Epoque! It is easy to imagine Erik Satie, sitting at his piano, accompanying the cabaret singers...

      But have a look at the score and you will discover a very touching writing with its melodic intelligence and harmonic richness.

      I also like to think that Eric Satie slipped in a touch of his famous irony in contrasting a pure, light score with a down-to-earth, nearly blunt lyric saying ”I want you”!

      Loin de nous la sagesse
      Plus de tristesse
      J'aspire à l'instant précieux
      Où nous serons heureux
      Oui, je te veux

      Let’s throw discretion
      And sadness to the winds.
      I long for the precious moment
      When we shall be happy:
      I want you.

      Henry Pacory

  • Instrumentation +
    • Flute Ensemble

  • About the composer +
    • Éric Alfred Leslie Satie (17 May 1866 – 1 July 1925), who signed his name Erik Satie after 1884, was a French composer and pianist. Satie was an influential artist in the late 19th- and early 20th-century Parisian avant-garde. His work was a precursor to later artistic movements such as minimalism, repetitive music, and the Theatre of the Absurd.

  • Credits +
    • Painting: "Moulin de la Galette ball" by Toulouse Lautrec
      Front Cover graphics and layout: Ronni Kot Wenzell
      Engraving: Juliette Dominski
      Printed in Copenhagen, Denmark
      Copyright © Edition SVITZER

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