Erik Satie: Gnossiennes (Urtext Edition)

Erik Satie: Gnossiennes (Urtext Edition)

 In Stock. Usually ships in 24 hours
Other Buying Options click and collect Also available for Click and Collect from your local store

Reserve product at Store


Please complete the form and click the submit button. This will notify our store that you wish to reserve this product.

Our store will contact you to confirm the reservation.

Please do not travel until the store has contacted you.

Please double check your phone number, if it is incorrect we will be unable to contact you.

We aim to get back to you within the hour, during shop hours (please see store details), to confirm your reservation. If you do not hear from us then please resend the request.

Our Price: £6.99    Change Currency
Media: Sheet Music
Arrangement: Piano (PF)
Skill Level: Intermediate/Advanced - Explain this
Composer: Erik Satie
Series: Henle Urtext Editions
Catalogue #: HN1073


Like the "Gymnopédies", the "Gnossiennes" also allude to ancient Greek traditions. Perhaps inspired by the World Exhibition in Paris in 1889, Satie made use of oriental ornamentation. With his subtle intuition for musical tendencies that were "en vogue", he combined exotic elements with influences from cabaret music and, of course, his own ideas to create something very new.

Several of the "Gnossiennes" take one by surprise on account of puzzling fragments of text between the lines of music. According to Satie they were not supposed to be read aloud but to create a secret link between composer and player - a creative challenge, which we are passing on to present-day musicians in our Urtext edition.

Click on a song below to find all titles, including compilations, that contain it.
Gnossienne No.1
Gnossienne No.2
Gnossienne No.3
Gnossienne No.4
Gnossienne No.5
Gnossienne No.6

Erik Satie: Gnossiennes (Urtext Edition) reviews verified by reevooReevoo

Quality of content
Value for money
Overall rating
Scores 10.0 out of 10 based on 2 reviews
10 out of 10


Lancaster GB
Lovely tunes
Some are quite difficult to play
Confirmed purchase: 11 December 2015
Published on: 08 January 2016

Musicroom Reviews

Rating Review
Customer Rating I bought this book primarily for No 5 to replace a free version downloaded from the internet. It's far nicer to have a proper book. Lovely clean clear print. I am not sure why it seems impossible to buy Debussy and similar with fingering. This is similarly not fingered. While I often substitute my own ideas I find it hugely helpful to have the suggestions of someone far cleverer than me. That's the only reason for 4 stars. The music is wonderful but that's obvious.

More Product Details

Sales Rank: Not specified
Published on: 21/03/2012
Format: Instrumental Album
Length: 27 pages
Language: English, German, French
Publisher: Henle Verlag

Share this product with your friends using the icons below.