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Minstrels Prelude XII Premier Livre

Composer
Claude Debussy
Year of composition
1910
Lyricist
none
Difficulty
Difficult (Grades 7+)
Duration
2 minutes
Genre
Classical music
Instrumentation
Orchestra
Instrumental parts
Not available
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Claude Debussy's Pr´┐Żludes are two sets of pieces for solo piano. They are divided into two separate livres, or books, of twelve preludes each. Unlike previous cycles of twenty-four preludes, like that of Chopin, Debussy's do not follow a set pattern of key signatures, but instead move arbitrarily through the possible keys, without even using five of them. The first book was written between December of 1909 and February of 1910, and the second between 1911 and April of 1913.

I orchestrated Prelude XII from the first book. It has a lot of humour in it and I've tried to make that clear in my orchestration. This version for Debussy Orchestra has medium-high difficulty.

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Instrumentation: 2 Flutes, 2 Oboes, 2 Clarinettes (Bb), 2 Bassoons, 4 French Horns (F), Percussion (Snare, Suspended Cymbal), Harp, Strings

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