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Afternoon of a Faun, The

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Claude Debussy

Claude Debussy (adapt. Walters)


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This work is also known by its French title, Prélude à l'après-midi d'un faune.


General Info

Year: 1894 / 1950 / 1999?
Duration: c. 6:00
Difficulty: IV (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Rubank Inc. Music Pub.
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $60.00   |   Score Only (print) - $5.00

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Instrumentation

Full Score
D-flat Piccolo
Flute
Oboe
Bassoon
E-flat Soprano Clarinet
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
E-flat Alto Clarinet
B-flat Bass Clarinet
E-flat Alto Saxophone I-II
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
B-flat Cornet I-II-III
E-flat Horn or Alto I-II-III-IV
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II-III
Bass Trombone
Euphonium
Tuba
Timpani
Percussion

(percussion detail needed)


Errata

None discovered thus far.


Program Notes

Long considered the definitive version for band, Harold Walters' adaptation of this Debussy masterwork has been a prime favorite with players and audiences everywhere. The lush, impressionistic sonorities take band performance to a new level, creating moods of fantasy and wonderment.

- Program Note by publisher


Prélude à l'après-midi d'un faune (L. 86), known in English as Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun, is a symphonic poem for orchestra by Claude Debussy, approximately 10 minutes in duration. It was first performed in Paris on December 22, 1894, conducted by Gustave Doret.

It is one of Debussy's most famous works and is considered a turning point in the history of music; Pierre Boulez considered the score to be the beginning of modern music, observing that "the flute of the faun brought new breath to the art of music."

Debussy's work later provided the basis for the ballet Afternoon of a Faun choreographed by Vaslav Nijinsky.

- Program Note from Wikipedia


Commercial Discography

None discovered thus far.


State Ratings

  • South Carolina: III
  • Virginia: IV


Performances

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