Gabriel Fauré wrote his Vocalises
for students at the Paris Conservatoire, where he was director.
Until now, they have remained unknown in the French National Archives.
This first edition provides a fascinating resource, equally valuable as vocal exercises and for sight-singing: 45 vocalises for voice and piano, arranged progressively and ranging from elementary to virtuosic. They were written by Fauré specifically to test and develop vocal suppleness, articulation, voice placement and musicality.