Mi-a-ou (Dolly Suite no. 2)

arranged for wind quintet from the original piano duet

Composer
Gabriel Fauré
Arranger
Parts
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Full details

Faure’s piano duet entitled “Dolly Suite” is here arranged by Philip Le Bas for a wind quintet with a difference: the clarinettist is asked play bass clarinet in this movement. It gives the music more sonority and allows the arranger more opportunity to bring out Faure’s sumptuous harmonies. “Dolly” was the nickname of the baby daughter of Emma Bardac, with whom Faure had a long-running affair.

“Mi-a-ou” has nothing to do with cats, but is a version of Dolly’s first attempts to pronounce the name of her brother Raoul. Written for her second birthday, it is a delicate and playful scherzo with lots of cross-rhythms for the instruments.


Score ID
194325
Composer
Gabriel Fauré
Year of composition
1896
Arranger
Year of arrangement
2017
Difficulty
Difficult (Grades 7+)
Duration
2 minutes
Instrumentation
Wind quintet
Genre
Classical music
Instrumental parts
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