Piano - SMP Level 8 (Early Advanced)
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
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.