Piano - SMP Level 8 (Early Advanced)
From Suite Bergamasque. Composed by Claude Debussy (1862-1918). Arranged by Allan Small. Masterworks; Piano Solo; Solo. Simply Classics Solos. Impressionistic; Masterwork Arrangement. Sheet. 4 pages. Published by Alfred Music (AP.12891).
Item Number: AP.12891
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.