Claire De Lune (For Piano Solo (Original Version, Unedited)). By Claude Debussy (1862-1918). For solo piano. Masterworks; Piano Solo; Solo. Kalmus Edition. Form: Suite. Impressionistic. SMP Level 9 (Advanced). Single piece. 7 pages. Published by Alfred Music (AP.K03372).
ISBN 0769284868. Impressionistic. 9x12 inches.
The original, unedited, unsimplified version of one of Debussy's most popular piano works. This ethereal, flowing section of "Suite Bergamasque" is diatonic and displays a conventional harmonic vocabulary in D-flat major. The title, "Clair de lune", suggests a relationship to Paul Verlaine's eponymous poem, describing a vision of long-dead dancers in the moonlight. The music transmits the otherworldly, transparent, and impalpable qualities of the experience while maintaining clarity and definition. Perfect for the burgeoning late intermediate pianist.
About SMP Level 9 (Advanced)
All types of major, minor, diminished, and augmented chords spanning more than an octave. Extensive scale passages.