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Clair de Lune from Suite bergamasque for Strings

By Claude-Achille Debussy

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Violin, Viola, Cello, Double Bass, String Orchhestra - Advanced Intermediate - Digital Download
Composed by Claude-Achille Debussy. Arranged by Keith Terrett. 20th Century, Impressionistic, European. Set of Parts. 20 pages. Published by Casio (S0.285733).

Item Number: S0.285733

The third and most famous movement of Suite bergamasque is "Clair de lune", in D♭ major. Its name comes from Verlaine's poem Clair de lune, "moonlight" in French. It is written in 9/8 meter, marked andante très expressif, and to be played mostly pianissimo. Musically, Debussy's "Clair de lune" belongs to French Impressionism.The Suite bergamasque  is one of the most famous piano suites by Claude Debussy. It was first composed by Debussy around 1890, at the age of 28, but was significantly revised just before its publication in 1905.

It seems that by the time a publisher came to Debussy in order to cash in on his fame and have these pieces published, the composer loathed their earlier piano style.  While it is not known how much of the Suite was written in 1890 and how much was written in 1905, it is clear that Debussy changed the names of at least two of the pieces. "Passepied" had first been composed under the name "Pavane", while "Clair de lune" was originally titled "Promenade sentimentale". These names also come from Paul Verlaine's poems. The final title of Suite bergamasque comes from Verlaine's poem "Clair de lune", which refers to bergamasks in its opening stanza: Votre âme est un paysage choisi / Que vont charmant masques et bergamasques / Jouant du luth et dansant et quasi / Tristes sous leurs déguisements fantasques.

Arranged here for String Orchestra by Keith Terrett, a great piece of French impressionism for your strings!

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