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Antoine Gilis

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Name  Antoine Gilis
Died  1781

Musique Militaire - Antoine Gilis

Antoine Francois Gilis (1702–1781) was an 18th-century French musician and composer who composed mainly for the piano and violin. He believed that "above all, the student who starts out learning the piano, should have fun.". To accomplish this, his study pieces are very melodic and increase slowly in difficulty throughout the books as to "stimulate interest". Throughout his books, study pieces are accompanied by easy explanations of music theory.


Several books were published by A. Hammond & Co and Schott & Co around 1910, such as his famous "Methode de Piano".

This statement mixes two composers by the same name: the French who lived in the eighteenth century (as stated) and a Belgian composer who lived at the turn of the twentieth century. Only the "Methode de piano" is by the French composer. The other compositions published by Schott around 1910 are by the Belgian composer.

List of famous pieces

  • La Jeune Fanfare. Marche facile pour Piano
  • Fantaisie Joyeuse. Op. 456. (Violin and Piano)
  • Chant d'Adieu. Op. 459. (Violin and Piano)
  • Doux Souvenir. Morceau sentimental pour Piano
  • Fantaisie Pastorale. Op. 458. (Violin and Piano)
  • Fantaisie Mignonne. Op. 457. (Violin and Piano)
  • Fantaisie pour Piano sur le Voyage en Chine [by F. E. J. Bazin]
  • L'Echo du Soir, morceau de salon pour Piano
  • Le Jeune Violoniste. 6 Morceaux tre
  • References

    Antoine Gilis Wikipedia

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