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Claire De Lune

By Claude Debussy

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Solo piano - SMP Level 9 (Advanced)
For Piano Solo (Original Version, Unedited). Composed by Claude Debussy (1862-1918). Masterworks; Piano Solo; Solo. Kalmus Edition. Form: Suite. Impressionistic. Single piece. 7 pages. Published by Kalmus Classic Edition (AP.K03372).

Item Number: 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.

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