Claire De Lune
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. 9x12 inches. Key: Db major.
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.