而法國作曲家佛瑞(Gabriel Fauré, 1845-1924)約莫於1863年，創作了三首《無言歌》：
Grove Music Online關於無言歌的詞條：
Song without words
(Ger. Lied ohne Worte; Fr. chanson, chant (or romance) sans paroles).
A short piece of a lyrical nature. It is thus like the romance, but unlike it in being confined to piano music. Liszt believed that Field’s nocturnes were the direct precursors of the song without words (and other lyrical Romantic character-pieces). The German form of the term was invented by Mendelssohn and is almost exclusively used of the 48 pieces in eight books that he composed between 1829 and 1845. These pieces are very varied in mood, though not in style; all are melodious, and most begin and end with a few bars of the accompaniment corresponding to the prelude and postlude of a song. A few of the most popular have nicknames, but apart from the three (nos.6, 12 and 29) called Venezianisches Gondellied (see BARCAROLLE), the Duetto(no.18) and the Volkslied (no.23) these names were not given by the composer and do not represent his intentions. Tchaikovsky composed two piano pieces entitled Chant sans paroles; in each a ‘duet’ effect is produced by a second voice in canonic imitation with the main melody.