Clair de lune (arr. Wallace)

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Claude Debussy

Claude Debussy (arr. Tom Wallace)

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Subtitle: From Suite Bergamasque, [1905] for solo piano

General Info

Year: 1890 / 1905 / 1995
Duration: c. 4:40
Difficulty: IV (see Ratings for explanation)
Original Medium: Piano
Publisher: Arrangers Publishing Co.
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $80.00   |   Score Only (print) - $10.00


Full Score
C Piccolo
Flute I-II
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
B-flat Bass Clarinet/Bassoon
E-flat Alto Saxophone I-II
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
B-flat Cornet I-II-III
Horn in F I-II
Trombone I-II
Tuba/E-flat Baritone Saxophone
Percussion I-II-III-IV-V

(percussion detail desired)


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

The Suite bergamasque is one of the most famous piano suites by Claude Debussy. It was first composed by Debussy around 1890, at the age of 28, but was significantly revised just before its publication in 1905. The third and most famous movement of Suite bergamasque is Clair de lune, in D-flat major. Its name comes from Verlaine's poem Clair de lune, "moonlight" in French. It is written in 9/8 meter, marked andante très expressif, and to be played mostly pianissimo. Musically, Debussy's Clair de lune belongs to French Impressionism.

- Program Note from Wikipedia


State Ratings

  • Georgia: IV
  • North Carolina: IV
  • Oklahoma: IV-A
  • Tennessee: V
  • Virginia: IV


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