This is intermediate level arrangement for soprano saxophone with piano accompaniment based on a cut down version of the piano and SATB vocal arrangement by the composer transcribed to the key of F minor. The elements of the piece are a distinctive melody, combined with an accompaniment that is for much of the time figurative in character, the occasional countermelody and bass line. Fauré composed music that references both modal and harmonic scales and this explains the feature known as “false relation” (conflicting accidentals in different voices) which appear in bar 22 and 23 and several other bars. It is music that needs to be played with clarity and dignity and not too quickly. The realisation plays back at 80 quarter note (crotchet) beats to the minute. If the movement is played too quickly it loses its poise and gracefulness. The music exists in many different arrangements but is probably most familiar in its orchestral version although it started off life as a piano piece in the 1880’s. The trill in the realisation begins on the note & begins and ends with sixteenth notes as shown in the video score on YouTube although trills are open to being interpreted in different ways. The pavane has its origins as a slow processional dance popular in the renaissance period but has since been given a new lease of life by composers including Fauré and Ravel. The music editor suggests that the pianist makes limited use of use of the sustaining pedal particularly when the bass notes have a quarter note (crotchet) value. The arrangement lasts for approximately 3 minutes and is therefore ideally suited as a concert item. An soprano saxophone part appropriately transposed is appended to the full score.