Danses for Harp and String Orchestra
for Piano Reduction
by Claude Debussy
Orchestra - Sheet Music

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Harp; Piano Accompaniment (For Hap And Piano)

SKU: HL.51481584

For Piano Reduction. Composed by Claude Debussy. Edited by Peter Jost. Arranged by Margit-Anna Sü and ss-Schellenberger. Henle Music Folios. Classical. Softcover. 47 pages. G. Henle #HN1584. Published by G. Henle (HL.51481584).

UPC: 196288122500. 9.0x12.0x0.142 inches.

Debussy wrote these two short dances to a commission from the instrument-making firm of Pleyel, which was keen to use famous names in the marketing of its newly-developed chromatic harp. The dances are also playable without problem on the pedal harp, which was toreplace the chromatic harp on the concert platform. The archaic style of the pieces, including modal harmonies, used to express a “sacred” rite and a “profane” dance of joy, points to the enthusiasm for antiquity of Debussy himself and of the artistic world around 1900. This Henle edition is the first critical edition of the pieces, and is based on careful checking of the autograph and first edition. Practical support has been provided by the well-known harpist Margit-Anna Süss-Schellenberger, who has arranged the solo part of this Urtext edition for modern harp.

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