Prelude a l'apres-midi d'un faune (arr. Stalmeier)

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Claude Debussy

Claude Debussy (arr. Piet Stalmeier)

The title of this work translates from the French as Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun. It bears the designation L. 86.

General Info

Year: 1894 / 1992
Duration: c. 10:10
Difficulty: IV (see Ratings for explanation)
Original Medium: Orchestra
Publisher: Molenaar Edition
Cost: Score and Parts (print) – €90.99   |   Score Only (print) – €17.07


Full Score
Flute I-II-III
Oboe I-II
English Horn
Bassoon I-II
E-flat Soprano Clarinet
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
B-flat Bass Clarinet
E-flat Alto Clarinet
B-flat Contrabass Clarinet
B-flat Soprano Saxophone
E-flat Alto Saxophone I-II
B-flat Tenor Saxophone I-II
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
String Bass
Harp I-II


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

Prélude à l'après-midi d'un faune (L. 86), known in English as Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun, is a symphonic poem for orchestra by Claude Debussy, approximately 10 minutes in duration. It was composed in 1894 and first performed in Paris on 22 December 1894, conducted by Gustave Doret.

The composition was inspired by the poem L'après-midi d'un faune by Stéphane Mallarmé. It is one of Debussy's most famous works and is considered a turning point in the history of Western art music. Pierre Boulez considered the score to be the beginning of modern music, observing that "the flute of the faun brought new breath to the art of music."

- Program Note adapted from Wikipedia


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


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