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Papillon op. 77

for Violoncello and Piano With Marked & Unmarked String Parts

By Gabriel Faure

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Cello and piano (Score and Solo Part)
For Violoncello and Piano With Marked & Unmarked String Parts. Composed by Gabriel Faure (1845-1924). Edited by Jean-Christophe Monnier. Arranged by David Geringas. Sheet music. Henle Music Folios. Classical. Softcover. Op. 77. G. Henle #HN1038. Published by G. Henle (HL.51481038).

Item Number: HL.51481038

9x12 inches. Illustrator: fing. David Geringas) With Marked & Unmarked String Parts (ed. Jean-Christophe Monnier.

After the great success of his Elegie (HN 563), Faure's publisher Hamelle urged him to write another, similarly effective piece for cello and piano. Papillon was probably already composed in 1884, though it was only published in 1898. Whereas Faure just wanted to call it 'Piece for violoncello', his publisher insisted on a more evocative title, and ultimately succeeded in giving it its present name (meaning 'butterfly'). But Faure is said to have been indignant, remarking: 'Butterfly or dung fly - use whatever you want'. The success of the work proved Hamelle right - Papillon is today just as popular with cellists as the Elegie, and is now available as a Henle Urtext edition.

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