Pagodes from "Estampes"
Subtitle: Arranged for tuneful percussion instruments and harmonium
Harmonium (Reed Organ)
- Marimba, Metal (3)
- Marimba, Wooden (3)
- Tubular Bells
- Xylophone (3)
None discovered thus far.
Estampes (Prints), L.100, is a composition for solo piano by Claude Debussy. It was finished in 1903. The first movement, Pagodes evokes images of East Asia. It makes extensive use of pentatonic scales and mimics Chinese and Japanese traditional melodies while also incorporating hints of Javanese Gamelan percussion.
As this is an Impressionistic work, the goal is not overt expressiveness but instead an emphasis on the wash of color presented by the texture of the work. Debussy marks in the text that Pagodes should be played "presque sans nuance," or "almost without nuance." This rigidity of rhythm helps to reduce the natural inclination of pianists to add rubato and excessive expression. Note that rigidity of rhythm within measures does not mean rigidity of tempo in the work; the tempo gradually fluxes quicker and slower throughout the piece, which is also common in gamelan compositions.
- Program Note from Wikipedia
- Audio CD: Woof! (group) - 2012
None discovered thus far.
To submit a performance please join The Wind Repertory Project
- University of Arkansas (Fayetteville) Wind Ensemble (Christopher Knighten, conductor) – 18 March 2016 (CBDNA 2016 Southwestern Division Conference, Boulder, Colo.)
- Amadinda Percussion Group – July 2010
Works for Winds by this Composer
- Afternoon of a Faun, The (arr. Walters) (1894/1950/1999?)
- Beau Soir (arr. Warner)(1880/1971)
- Children’s Corner Suite (arr. Winterbottom) (1908)
- Clair de lune (arr. de Meij) (1890/1905/2017)
- Debussy: Girl with the Flaxen Hair (arr. Akey) (1910/1995)
- The Engulfed Cathedral (tr. Longfield) (1910/1987)
- The Engulfed Cathedral (tr. Patterson) (1910/1993)
- Fêtes from "Three Nocturnes" (tr. Tatebe)
- Four Debussy Songs (trans. Anderson) (2018)
- Golliwog's Cakewalk (arr. Curnow) (1908/1985)
- The Girl with the Flaxen Hair (tr. Brand) (1910)
- The Girl with the Flaxen Hair (tr. Bernotas) (1910)
- The Girl with the Flaxen Hair (arr. Moss) (1910/2007)
- The Girl with the Flaxen Hair (arr. Sparke) (1910/2007)
- Hommage à Rameau (arr. Hunsberger) (1905/2009)
- La Mer (trans. Odom) (1905/)
- L’isle joyeuse (arr. Mashima) (1904/2005)
- Marche Écossaise (tr. Schaeffer) (1891/1908/1964)
- 'Menuet' from Suite Bergamasque (arr. Keane Southard) (1890/2012)
- Minstrels (tr. Scarbrough) (1910/2016)
- Pagodes from "Estampes" (arr. Grainger) (1996)
- Petite Suite (tr. Winterbottom)
- Petite Suite (arr. Kimura)
- Premiere Arabesque (1891)
- Premiere Rhapsody (arr. Walker; ed. Pappas) (1910/1963/2004)
- Suite Bergamasque Mvt 2 Menuet arr.Ray Thompson
- Three Debussy Pieces (arr. Singletary)
- Debussy, C.; Grainger, P. (1996). Pagodes: From Estampes [score]. Bardic Edition: [United Kingdom].
- Estampes, Wikipedia Accessed 23 February 2016