Satie: Gnossienne No.3 (clarinet quintet)

Ray Thompson
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This piece,originally for piano, is one of three. Satie wrote it without bar lines: I have added dashed ones to aid performance. The melody moves around most of the quintet,and I have varied the accompaniment giving the bass to the three lower clarinets. The expression marks are my own. Satie marks the piece "p" throughout, with some cresc/dim. My arrangement differs from many others, in that the melody is NOT given to one instrument throughout. More interesting for the players! The piece is in Satie’s original key, but I have reset all the sharps as flats: easier to play? Alternative parts provided for Eb and alto clt.

Score ID
Year of composition
Ray Thompson
Moderate (Grades 4-6)
3 minutes
Quintet of Clarinets in Bb
Classical music

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