Le Fils des étoiles (Satie, Erik)

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3 Préludes

For Piano Solo (Composer)

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Le fils des etoiles.pdf
Publisher Info.:

Paris: E. Baudoux & Cie., n.d.(ca.1896). Plate E.B. et Cie 220.


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TN-Satie, Erik-Klavierwerke Peters Klemm Band 1 05 7eme Gnossienne.jpg

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Publisher Info.:

Erik Satie: Klavierwerke, Band 1
Leipzig: Edition Peters, No.9620, 1986. Plate E.P. 13380.


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This excerpt is sometimes referred to as "Gnossienne No.7"
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General Information

Work Title Le fils des étoiles
Alternative Title
Composer Satie, Erik
Movements/Sections 6 pieces
  1. Prelude du Premier Acte - La Vocation
  2. Theme Decoratif: La Nuit Kaldee
  3. Prelude du Deuxieme Acte- L'Initiation
  4. Theme Decoratif: La Salle Basse du Grand Temple
  5. Prelude du Troisieme Acte - L'Incantation
  6. Theme Decoratif: La Terrace du Palais du Patesi Goudea
Year/Date of Composition 1891
First Publication 1896
Composer Time Period Early 20th century
Piece Style Early 20th century
Instrumentation Flutes/Harps, or harmonium
External Links Classical Archives article
All Music Guide

Misc. Comments

  • Incidental music to the play, Le fils des étoiles, by Josephin Peladan. Originally for orchestra but never published in that form.
  • Stephen Moore Whiting, in his book Satie the bohemian: from cabaret to concert hall, mentions another work, Upsud which Satie scored for flutes and harps, but the flute parts exceed the range of the flute. He feels the reference to flutes and harps make far better sense if taken for stops on a harmonium, then says that the same could apply to Le fils des étoiles. In other words it is possible that the flutes/harps instruction was not intended as the actual instrumentation. Grove lists the instrumentation as "fls, hps/hmn".
  • Preludes to each of 3 acts here arranged for piano.
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