Afternoon of a Faun, The
Claude Debussy (adapt. Walters)
This work is also known by its French title, Prélude à l'après-midi d'un faune.
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
For additional availability information, see Discussion tab, above.
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
(percussion detail needed)
None discovered thus far.
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
None discovered thus far.
- South Carolina: III
- Virginia: IV
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Works for Winds by this Composer
- Afternoon of a Faun, The (arr. Walters) (1894/1950/1999?)
- Beau Soir (arr. Warner)(1880/1971)
- Children’s Corner Suite (arr. Winterbottom) (1908)
- Clair de lune (arr. de Meij) (1890/1905/2017)
- Debussy: Girl with the Flaxen Hair (arr. Akey) (1910/1995)
- The Engulfed Cathedral (tr. Longfield) (1910/1987)
- The Engulfed Cathedral (tr. Patterson) (1910/1993)
- Fêtes from "Three Nocturnes" (tr. Tatebe)
- Four Debussy Songs (trans. Anderson) (2018)
- Golliwog's Cakewalk (arr. Curnow) (1908/1985)
- The Girl with the Flaxen Hair (tr. Brand) (1910)
- The Girl with the Flaxen Hair (tr. Bernotas) (1910)
- The Girl with the Flaxen Hair (arr. Moss) (1910/2007)
- The Girl with the Flaxen Hair (arr. Sparke) (1910/2007)
- Hommage à Rameau (arr. Hunsberger) (1905/2009)
- La Mer (trans. Odom) (1905/)
- L’isle joyeuse (arr. Mashima) (1904/2005)
- Marche Écossaise (tr. Schaeffer) (1891/1908/1964)
- Marche Écossaise (tr. Scatterday) (1891/1908)
- 'Menuet' from Suite Bergamasque (arr. Keane Southard) (1890/2012)
- Minstrels (tr. Scarbrough) (1910/2016)
- Pagodes from "Estampes" (arr. Grainger) (1996)
- Petite Suite (tr. Winterbottom)
- Petite Suite (arr. Kimura)
- Premiere Arabesque (1891)
- Premiere Rhapsody (arr. Walker; ed. Pappas) (1910/1963/2004)
- Suite Bergamasque Mvt 2 Menuet (arr. Thompson)
- Three Debussy Pieces (arr. Singletary)
- Debussy, C.; Walters, H. (1950) [1999?] The Afternoon of a Faun = L'après-midi d'un faune [score]. Rubank: Milwaukee, Wisc.
- Prélude à l'après-midi d'un faune, Wikipedia Accessed 6 April 2017