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Menuet' from Suite Bergamasque

From Wind Repertory Project
Claude Debussy

Claude Debussy (arr. Keane Southard)

General Info

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

Instrumentation

Full Score
Piccolo
Flute I-II
Oboe I-II
Bassoon I-II
Eb Soprano Clarinet
Bb Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
Bb Bass Clarinet
Eb Alto Sax I-II
Bb Tenor Sax
Eb Baritone Sax
Bb Trumpet I-II-III
Horn in F I-II
Trombone I-II
Trombone III (Bass)
Euphonium
Tuba
Timpani
Percussion I-II-III, including:

  • Cabasa
  • Large Bass Drum
  • Glockenspiel
  • Tam-tam
  • Tambourine
  • Sanblocks
  • Temple Blocks
  • Snare Drum
  • Xylophone
  • Crash Cymbals
  • High Triangle
  • Suspended Cymbal

Errata

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)

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State Ratings

None discovered thus far.

Performances

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

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