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Marche Écossaise (tr. Onodera) (octet)

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Claude Debussy

Claude Debussy (arr. Makato Onodera)


Subtitle: Sur un thème populaire


General Info

Year: 1891 / 1908 / 2012
Duration: c. 7:10
Difficulty: V (see Ratings for explanation)
Original Medium: Piano four-hands
Publisher: Bravo Music
Cost: Score and Parts – (Print) $36.00


Instrumentation

Full Score
Flute
Oboe
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III (I doubling E-flat Soprano Clarinet)
B-flat Bass Clarinet
B-flat Tenor Saxophone


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Program Notes

In 1891, Claude Debussy accepted an odd commission of a Scottish general named Meredith Reid, a descendant of the 'Lords of Ross'. He asked him to write a march using a traditional melody associated with the Ross clan. Debussy complied with a piece for piano four-hands. In 1908 he made an orchestral version.

The result is hardly an ordinary march. The main melody fits that description, but Debussy subjects it to constant transformation. The music very gradually reassembles and builds intensity, leading to a rousing conclusion, probably the only part of the composition that met General Reid's expectations.

- Program Note from Heritage Encyclopedia of Band Music


This small brass band arrangement was commissioned by the Fujimi Junior High School Brass Band (advisor: Mr. Koji Naito) of Tsurugashima City, Saitama Prefecture, and was arranged as a free (performance) piece for the 2013 Brass Band Competition. I used both piano and orchestra versions as a reference for the arrangement so that I could express Debussy's unique sense of color with wind instruments.

- Program Note by composer, translated with DeepL Translator


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