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Summer Holiday Compositions
Faure was an organist who became Inspector of Conservatoires in France and in the early part of his career many of his compositions where produced during summer holidays and you can hear it in some of the music such as the Barcarolle (Venetian boating song).
The Faure Dolly Suite was composed for his daughter who went on to marry Debussy. This was used as the signature tune for a British radio programme for young children in the 1950's and brings back vivid childhood memories for a whole generation.
In the Fantasie No 1 the flying sine synthesizer is used to embellish the lyrical line while the steel drums and vibraphone handle the counter melodies in a jaunty manner.In the transcription of Faure’s Sicilenne the harp is joined by angel voices while rhythm and bass are provided by the steel drums.