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1. Sonata for Flute and Piano: Revised Edition, 1994

Author: by Carl Schmidt
Published at: Chester Music; Illustrated edition (January 1, 1992)
ISBN: 978-0711943988

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In his piano works especially, Erik Satie (18661925) was a witty musical caricaturist. The eccentric French composer loved to satirize academic rules in general and the impressionistic titles of Debussy’s compositions in particular, giving his own works such surrealistic names as Pieces in Pear Form and Dried Embryos, and annotating them with equally bizarre musical directions: “Tres ‘neuf heures du matin” (Very “nine in the morning”), “Corpulentus” (Corpulent), and so on.

His comic spirit is equally embodied in the music itself, as this delightful selection of seventeen piano works amply proves. They are as spare, lively, and capricious as they are hauntingly melodic. In addition to the well-known Gymnopdies and Gnossiennes, the pieces reproduced here include Sarabandes, Pices froides, Poudre d’or, En habit de cheval, Morceaux en forme de poire, Embryons desschs, Aperus dsagreables, Descriptions automatiques, and more.

This volume, the largest collection of Satie’s piano works yet published, has been reprinted on fine-quality paper from authoritative original editions, and sturdily bound to provide you a lifetime of study and enjoyment. In its pages are some of the most original and appealing achievements of a turbulent era in music, compositions that influenced such modern masters as Ravel, Milhaud, and Poulenc.


3. Sonata for Clarinet and Piano: Revised Edition, 2006 (CLARINETTE)

Author: by Millan Sachania
Published at: Chester Music; 2006th edition (August 1, 2006)
ISBN: 978-1846093968

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(Music Sales America). An updated edition of Poulenc’s 1962 Sonata for Clarinet and Piano , edited by Millan Sachania. The piece is dedicated to the memory of Arthur Honegger, and was first performed at Carnegie Hall, New York by Benny Goodman and Leonard Bernstein in 1963.


4. Poulenc: A Biography

Author: by Roger Nichols
Published at: Yale University Press (June 9, 2020)
ISBN: 978-0300226508

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An authoritative account of the life and work of Francis Poulenc, one of the most prolific and striking figures in twentieth-century classical music”An assured overview of Poulenc’s life and work.”Alex Ross, New YorkerEssential reading for anyone interested in the French musical culture of Poulenc’s time.

This is the biography the composer deserves. Christopher Dingle, BBC Music Magazine, Named one of the Best Books on Classical Music in 2020 by BBC Music Magazine Francis Poulenc is a key figure in twentieth-century classical music, as well as an unorthodox and striking individual.

Roger Nichols draws upon Poulenc’s music and other primary sources to write an authoritative life of this great artist. Although associated with five other French composers in what came to be called Les Six, Poulenc was very much sui generis in personality and in his music, where he excelled over a wide repertoireopera, songs, ballet scores, chamber works, piano pieces, sacred and secular choral works, orchestral works and concertos.


5. 50 Melodies (50 Songs): for High Voice and Piano

Author: by Francis Poulenc
Published at: Durand; Bilingual edition (August 1, 2017)
ISBN: 978-1540000743

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(Vocal Collection).Poulenc compiled a catalogue of 150 songs, a body of work of consistently high quality, containing great diversity, that marks him out as the last major exponent of this genre of music. This volume is part of “Musique vocale francaise,” a series devoted to French vocal repertoire both in original and transposed key designed for students and teachers as well as professionals.

This lovely volume features new engravings, original poems, and English translations. Contents include: Toreador (Chanson hispano-italienne) * Le Bestiaire (ou Cortege d’Orphee) : Le Dromadaire, La Chevre du Thibet, La Sauterelle, Le Dauphin, L’Ecrevisse, La Carpe * Airs chantes : Air romantique, Air champetre, Air grave, Air vif * Quatre Poemes de Guillaume Apollinaire : L’Anguille, Carte postale, Avant le cinema, 1904 * Tel jour telle nuit : Bonne journee, Une ruine coquille vide, Le Front comme un drapeau perdu, Une roulotte couverte en tuiles, A toutes brides, Une herbe pauvre, Je n’ai envie que de t’aimer, Figure de force brulante et farouche, Nous avons fait la nuit * Ce doux petit visage * Fiancailles pour rire : La Dame d’Andre, Dans l’herbe, Il vole, Mon cadavre est doux comme un gant, Violon, Fleurs * Bleuet * Les Chemins de l’amour (Valse chantee extraite de “Leocadia”) * Banalites : Chanson d’Orkenise, Hotel, Fagnes de Wallonie, Voyage a Paris, Sanglots * Metamorphoses : Reine de mouettes,C’est ainsi que tu es, Paganini * Deux Poemes de Louis Aragon : C., Fetes galantes * La Courte Paille : Le Sommeil, Quelle aventure!, La Reine de coeur, Ba, Be, Bi, Bo, Bu, Les Anges musiciens, Le Carafon, Lune d’avril.


6. Dialogues of the Carmelites: Vocal Score (CHANT)

Author: by J Machlis
Published at: RICORDI (January 1, 1998)
ISBN: 979-0041376592

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(Vocal Score).French/English. Translated by Machlis.


7. Diary of My Songs

Author: by Francis Poulenc
Published at: Kahn & Averill Publishers; Bilingual edition (March 1, 2007)
ISBN: 978-1871082869

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Many of Francis Poulenc’s songs are verses by 20th-century French poets set to music, and this diary is an answer to what the composer felt were frequent misinterpretations of his work. To set the record straight, Poulenc describes the origins of each song, comments on performances, offers guidelines for interpretation of his work, and discusses his methods for arranging vocal music.

In this new edition of the diary, the original French text and the English translation appear on facing pages, and a bibliography, a discography, and extensive notes are included.


8. Sonata for Oboe and Piano: Revised edition, 2004

Author: by Millan Sachania
Published at: MUSIC SALES AMERICA; Revised edition (November 1, 2004)
ISBN: 978-0711922358

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(Music Sales America). Written the year before his death, and dedicated to the memory of Sergey Prokofiev, this piece is the last of Poulenc’s wind sonatas and is a work of profound poignancy and delicacy. Poulenc would not live to see the piece to fruition, as the work was published posthumously.

This is the 2004 updated and revised version, edited by Millan Sachania.


9. Caramel Mou and Other Great Piano Works of "Les Six": Pieces by Auric, Durey, Honegger, Milhaud, Poulenc and Tailleferre (Dover Classical Music for Keyboard and Piano Four Hands)

Author: by Georges Auric
Published at: Dover Publications (August 20, 2014)
ISBN: 978-0486493404

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In the early 20th century, composer Erik Satie assembled a group of young musicians who rebelled against the music of Wagner and Debussy. Known as “Les Six,” the avant-garde composers collaborated with the poet Jean Cocteau to present a highly successful theater program that became the rage of Parisian artistic circles in the 1920s.

Suitable for intermediate- and advanced-level pianists, this original compilation features 20 works by composers Georges Auric, Louis Durey, Arthur Honegger, Darius Milhaud, Francis Poulenc, and Germaine Tailleferre. Reproduced from authoritative sources, the contents include:Georges Auric: Adieu, New-York!, Trois Pastorales, Prlude Louis Durey: Romance sans Paroles, Nocturne in D-flat majorArthur Honegger: Toccata et Variations, SarabandeDarius Milhaud: Saudades Do Brasil, Mazurka; Le Printemps, Caramel MouFrancis Poulenc: 3 Mouvements Perptuels, Suite Pour Piano, Valse, Cinq ImpromptusGermaine Tailleferre: Impromptu, Pastorale

10. Three Novelettes: for Piano

Author: by Millan Sachania

Published at: Music Sales America (July 1, 1998)
ISBN: 978-0711978133

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(Music Sales America). The Trois Novelettes are typical of their composer’s charm-with-a-twist and illustrate his accessible yet multi-layered piano writing. Edited by Millan Sachania, with introduction by Caroline Potter. Revised edition 1999.

11. 50 Melodies (50 Songs): for Medium/Low Voice and Piano

Author: by Francis Poulenc
Published at: Durand; Bilingual edition (August 1, 2017)
ISBN: 978-1540000750

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(Vocal Collection).Poulenc compiled a catalogue of 150 songs, a body of work of consistently high quality, containing great diversity, that marks him oout as the last major exponent of this genre of music. This volume is part of “Musique vocale francaise,” a series devoted to French vocal repertoire both in original and transposed key designed for students and teachers as well as professionals.

This lovely edition also features new engravings, original poems, and English translations. Contents include: Toreador (Chanson hispano-italienne) * Le Bestiaire (ou Cortege d’Orphee) : Le Dromadaire, La Chevre du Thibet, La Sauterelle, Le Dauphin, L’Ecrevisse, La Carpe * Airs chantes : Air romantique, Air champetre, Air grave, Air vif * Quatre Poemes de Guillaume Apollinaire : L’Anguille, Carte postale, Avant le cinema, 1904 * Tel jour telle nuit : Bonne journee, Une ruine coquille vide, Le Front comme un drapeau perdu, Une roulotte couverte en tuiles, A toutes brides, Une herbe pauvre, Je n’ai envie que de t’aimer, Figure de force brulante et farouche, Nous avons fait la nuit * Ce doux petit visage * Fiancailles pour rire : La Dame d’Andre, Dans l’herbe, Il vole, Mon cadavre est doux comme un gant, Violon, Fleurs * Bleuet * Les Chemins de l’amour (Valse chantee extraite de “Leocadia”) * Banalites : Chanson d’Orkenise, Hotel, Fagnes de Wallonie, Voyage a Paris, Sanglots * Metamorphoses : Reine de mouettes,C’est ainsi que tu es, Paganini * Deux Poemes de Louis Aragon : C., Fetes galantes * La Courte Paille : Le Sommeil, Quelle aventure!, La Reine de coeur, Ba, Be, Bi, Bo, Bu, Les Anges musiciens, Le Carafon, Lune d’avril.

12. Mouvements perp├ętuels (Alfred Masterwork Edition)

Author: by Francis Poulenc
Published at: Alfred Music; 2nd edition (September 1, 2000)
ISBN: 978-0739011829

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Written when Poulenc was only 19 years old, this 3-movement piano work shows the simplicity and melodic gifts that were his trademark while also showing the influence of Erik Satie and Emmanuel Chabrier. They are written without key signatures and each moves through various keys in “perpetual” motion.

There are historic notes and performance notes included.

13. Dialogues of the Carmelites Libretto English (OPERA)

Author: by J Machlis
Published at: RICORDI (November 1, 1986)
ISBN: 978-8875925536

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(Opera).English Only. Translated by Machlis.

14. Concerto in D Minor for 2 Pianos and Orchestra: Score

Author: by Francis Poulenc
Published at: Editions Salabert (November 1, 1986)
ISBN: 978-1458488138

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(Music Sales America). A sonata for two clarinets one in B-flat and one in A.