Clair de lune (from Suite Bergamasque) by Claude Debussy (1862-1918). Arranged by Allan Small. For Piano. Masterworks; Piano Solo; Solo. Simply Classics Solos. Impressionistic; Masterwork Arrangement. SMP Level 8 (Early Advanced). Sheet. 4 pages. Published by Alfred Music (AP.12891).
ISBN 0739010522. Impressionistic; Masterwork Arrangement.
Simplified Masterwork Solo 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, transposed to the Key of C. 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 elementary pianist.
About SMP Level 8 (Early Advanced)
4 and 5-note chords spanning more than an octave. Intricate rhythms and melodies.