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2eme Gnossienne

Erik Satie
Moderate (Grades 4-6)
2 minutes
Classical music
Solo instrument + piano (Flute)
Instrumental parts

The Gnossiennes (1-3) are considered to be a continuation of the 3 Gymnopedies and 3 Sarabandes. They were composed around 1890 and first published in 1893. Satie made up the word Gnossienne as a term for this type of composition and to emphasise the fact that it was a new genre. The first three Gnossiennes were all written in "absolute time" i.e. without bar lines and time signatures. Gnossienne no.1 can be heard in various films including "Chocolat" and "The Painted Veil."

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