The Gymnopédies by Erik Satie are three piano compositions of extraordinary beauty. Gentle, eccentric pieces which defied the classical tradition. The name Gymnopédie is thought to be a reference to Satie’s joke at a party when, concerned by his lack of formal qualifications, on being asked his profession, he replied Gymnopaedist – which means – ‘naked athlete’.
Soprano, Solo, Repiano, 2nd and 3rd Cornets
Solo, 1st and 2nd Tenor Horns
1st, 2nd and Bass Trombone
Solo and 2nd Euphonium
Eb and Bb Basses