Arrangement of the first violinsonata op.13 by Gabriel Fauré. Faurés first violin sonata has always been a popular piece, both with performers and
audiences. It is melodic, romantic, elegant sunny and always flowing. All these characteristics
are exactly the qualities that a flute conveys equally as well as a violin, and I think that this
version does justice to the composers intentions.
This edition includes the only the flute part. Some changes from the original violin part were necessary. I have always chosen musical and melodic solutions. The articulations given are unchanged from the original, but since slurs have a different significance for windplayers than for stringplayers I have added dashed slurs to indicate the overall phrasing. These are modelled on Faurés phrases in the piano part. Breathing indications have also
been suggested. A "b footjoint" is required.
The pianopart remains largely identical to the original with some minor alterations indicated in
the flute part.
This arrangement is dedicated to Philippa Davies.