Menuet' from Suite Bergamasque

From Wind Repertory Project
Claude Debussy

Claude Debussy (arr. Keane Southard)

General Info

Year: 1890 / 2012
Duration: c. 5:00
Difficulty: V (see Ratings for explanation)
Original Medium: Piano
Publisher: Spindrift Pages
Cost: Score and Parts (digital) - $100.00   |   Score Only (digital) - $20.00


Full Score
C Piccolo
Flute I-II
Oboe I-II
Bassoon I-II
E-flat Soprano Clarinet
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
B-flat Bass Clarinet
E-flat Alto Saxophone I-II
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
B-flat Trumpet I-II-III
Horn in F I-II
Trombone I-II-III
Percussion I-II-III, including:

  • Bass Drum (large)
  • Cabasa
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Glockenspiel
  • Sandpaper Blocks
  • Snare Drum
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Tam-tam
  • Tambourine
  • Temple Blocks
  • Triangle (high)
  • Xylophone


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

Menuet for Wind Ensemble was originally a piano piece by Claude Debussy, the second movement of the Suite Bergamasque (which also contains the famous Clair de lune) which was composed around 1890. I adored this entire set as a student and always could “hear” orchestral instruments in spots of the second movement as I would play it. So while I was taking an orchestration class as an undergraduate and was assigned to choose a piano piece to orchestrate (or, I suppose, band-strate,) I chose this piece. Several years later, I revisited my arrangement, revised and improved it into the present version.

-Program Note by Keane Southard

Commercial Discography

  • Northeastern State University Wind Ensemble (Norman Wika, conductor)


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


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  • Northeastern State University (Oklahoma) Wind Ensemble (Norman Wika, conductor) – 19 November 2015

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