Composed in 1888 by Erik Satie, the Gymnopedies are considered with their atmospheric mood a very important inspiration to modern ambient music. Dedicated to Conrad Satie it embodys the spirit of French impressionism and has been featured in many film sound tracks like Louis Malle's film My Dinner with Andre and The Fire Within by the same director. Satie was inspired by reading Gustave Flaubert's novel Salammbo and the composers first attempt at cutting himself loose from the conventional 19th century salon music
Sheet Music for English Horn accompanied by Piano arranged by Lars Christian Lundholm.
Gymnopedie No. 2 is also known by alternative title: Trois Gymnopedies, Lent et triste.
- Instrumentation: Piano and English Horn
- Level: Easy
- Score Type: Score and 1 Part
- Tempo: Slow
- Genre: Impressionistic
- Composer: Erik Satie
- Year Composed: 1888
- Pages (approximate): 8