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Debussy: Girl with the Flaxen Hair

From Wind Repertory Project
Claude Debussy

Claude Debussy (arr. Douglas Akey)


General Info

Year: 1910 / 1995
Duration: c. 2:20
Difficulty: III (see Ratings for explanation)
Original Medium: Piano
Publisher: Queenwood Publications
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $40.00   |   Score Only (print) - $5.00


Instrumentation

Full Score
Flute
Oboe
Bassoon
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
Cornets/B-flat Trumpet I-II-III
Horn in F I-II
Trombone I-II-III
Bass Trombone
Euphonium
Tuba
String Bass
Timpani
Percussion, including:

  • Bells
  • Chimes
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Triangle
  • Wind Chimes


Errata

None discovered thus far.


Program Notes

La fille aux cheveux de lin is the original French title for this piano prelude, written in 1910 and published as one of a set of 12.

It is one of the composer's most famous works and Michael Brand's excellent transcription is firmly established in the repertoire.

- Program Note by publisher


La fille aux cheveux de lin is a musical composition by French composer Claude Debussy. It is the eighth piece in the composer's first book of Préludes, written between late 1909 and early 1910. The title is in French and translates roughly to "The Girl with the Flaxen Hair".

The piece, named after the eponymous poem by Leconte de Lisle, is known for its musical simplicity, a divergence from Debussy's style at the time. Completed in January 1910, it was published three months later and premiered in June of that same year. The prelude is one of the most recorded pieces of Debussy's, both in its original version and in subsequent various arrangements.

- Program Note from Wikipedia


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