Faure composed his Sicilienne for solo piano in 1876.
It is a quiet but energetic piece of music that Faure wrote after falling sick and seeing death slowly approaching. Faure eventually retreated to Cergy-Pontoise, where he composed many of his pieces. Faure – Sicilienne, Op.78 Piano Sheet Music
However, Faure eventually recovered and went on to compose more pieces. Faure was a talented pianist as well as being able to play the organ, but Faure had never been able to afford a piano of his own until his father decided to buy Faure a piano in 1853.