Children's Corner Suite

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Claude Debussy

Claude Debussy (trans. Frank Winterbottom)

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The original work bears the designation L.113.
This publication also bears the designation Military Band Edition No. 449/

General Info

Year: 1908 / 1922
Duration: c. 7:30
Difficulty: III (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Boosey and Hawkes, through Bovaco Music
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $85.00   |   Condensed score only (print) - $10.00


1. Sérénade a là Poupée [Serenade for the doll] – 2:35
2. Le Petit Berger [The Little Shepherd] – 2:15
3. Golliwog’s Cake Walk – 2:35


Condensed Score
Concert Flute and Piccolo
D-flat Flute and Piccolo
Oboe I-II
Bassoon I-II
E-flat Soprano Clarinet
B-flat Soprano Clarinet Solo-I-II-III
E-flat Alto Clarinet
B-flat Bass Clarinet
E-flat Alto Saxophone
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
B-flat Cornet I-II
B-flat Trumpet I-II
Horn in E-flat I-II-III-IV
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II
Bass Trombone
B-flat Baritone
Percussion, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Snare Drum
  • Suspended Cymbal


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

Children's Corner (L. 113) is a six-movement suite for solo piano by Claude Debussy. It was published by Durand in 1908, and was given its world première in Paris by Harold Bauer on 18 December that year. In 1911, an orchestration of the work by Debussy's friend André Caplet received its première and was subsequently published. It is dedicated to Debussy's daughter, Claude-Emma (known as "Chou-Chou"), who was three years old at the time. The pieces are not intended to be played by children; rather, they are meant to be evocative of childhood and some of the toys in Claude-Emma's toy collection.

- Program Note from Wikipedia


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State Ratings

  • Louisiana: V


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  • State University of New York, Potsdam, Crane Wind Ensemble (Brian K. Doyle, conductor) – 23 September 2016

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