The Ogives are four pieces for piano composed by Erik Satie in the late 1880s. They were published in 1889, and were the first compositions by Satie he didn't publish in his father's music publishing house.
The calm, slow melodies of these pieces are built up from paired phrases reminiscent of plainchant. Satie wanted to evoke a large pipe organ reverberating in the depth of a cathedral, and achieved this sonority by using full harmonies, octave doubling and sharply contrasting dynamics.
Satie wrote this music without bar-lines.
- Ogive No. 1 (help·info), MIDI rendition, 1:30 minutes, 5 KB
- Ogive No. 2 for Charles Levadé, MIDI rendition, 1:32 minutes, 5 KB
- Ogive No. 3, MIDI rendition, 1:47 minutes, 4 KB
- Ogive No. 4 for Conrad Satie, MIDI rendition, 1:35 minutes, 5 KB
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