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Golliwog's Cakewalk (flex)

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Claude Debussy

Claude Debussy (arr. Sohei Kano)


Subtitle: From Children's Corner


General Info

Year: 1908 /
Duration: c. 3:00
Difficulty: III-1/2 (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Bravo Music
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $60.00


Instrumentation (Flexible)

Full Score
Part 1

  • Flute (Piccolo)
  • Oboe
  • E-flat Clarinet
  • B-flat Soprano Clarinet
  • E-flat Alto Saxophone
  • B-flat Trumpet
  • B-flat Cornet
  • B-flat Flugelhorn
  • Violin

Part 2

  • B-flat Soprano Clarinet
  • E-flat Alto Saxophone
  • B-flat Trumpet
  • B-flat Cornet
  • E-flat Alto Horn
  • F English Horn
  • Horn in F
  • Violin

Part 3

  • B-flat Soprano Clarinet
  • F English Horn
  • E-flat Alto Clarinet
  • E-flat Alto Saxophone
  • B-flat Tenor Saxophone
  • E-flat Alto Horn
  • Horn in F
  • Trombone
  • Euphonium
  • Baritone
  • Viola

Part 4

  • Bassoon
  • E-flat Alto Clarinet
  • B-flat Bass Clarinet
  • B-flat Tenor Saxophone
  • E-flat Alto Horn
  • Trombone
  • Euphonium
  • Baritone
  • Violincello

Part 5

  • Bassoon
  • B-flat Clarinet
  • E-flat Baritone Saxophone
  • Trombone
  • Euphonium
  • Baritone
  • Tuba
  • String Bass
  • Violincello

Percussion I (optional)

  • Bass Drum
  • Snare Drum
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Tom-Tom, low

Percussion III (optional)

  • Glockenspiel
  • Vibraphone

Errata

None discovered thus far.


Program Notes

A very entertaining presentation of Debussy’s cultural curiosity for piano. Voicings and doubling can be varied to enhance dynamics and melodic color, as well as create solo opportunities. Delightful, but not demanding.

- Program Note from publisher


The Children’s Corner Suite was first published for piano, and later scored for orchestra by Debussy's friend André Caplet. The last movement of the suite is Golliwog’s Cakewalk, a piece in ragtime style with syncopation and rag-time effects. At that time, Gollowog’s were in great fashion. These were stuffed black dolls with red pants, red bow ties, and wild hair, reminding one of the black-faced minstrels of the time. A cakewalk is a dance or a strut, and the dancer with the most elaborate steps won a cake.

- Program Note from Heritage Encyclopedia of Band Music


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Performances

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  • University of Iowa (Iowa City) University Band (J.T. Womack, conductor) - 7 December 2020


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