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Debussy Piano Sheet Music

Debussy – L’Enfant Prodigue Piano Sheet Music

L’enfant Prodigue (The Prodigal Son) is Debussy’s second symphonic poem, written in 1895. Debussy described it as “an experiment in a very new kind of musical Impressionism”. Debussy dedicated this work to Madame Vasnier, the wife of his art dealer.

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Debussy – L’isle Joyeuse Piano Sheet Music

Debussy was a French pianist and composer. Debussy’s unique style of composition gave him much fame. Debussy is widely regarded as one of the most influential composers of the 20th century, especially in his use of non-traditional scales in musical harmony. Debussy wrote many types of music that included all forms except for opera. Debussy’s…

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Debussy – Masques, CD 110 Piano Sheet Music

Debussy is one of the composers who pioneered impressionism in music. Debussy revolutionized the world with his blending of new chords that created an entirely new sound for classical music. Debussy was a genius and I am thankful for Debussy week because his music has been with me from the beginning. Debussy – Masques is…

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Debussy – Hommage a Haydn, L. 115 Piano Sheet Music

The Prelude to Act 1 of Debussy’s Pelleas et Melisande is an homage to or pastiche of the composer Joseph Haydn, one that provides Debussy with a platform yet again to demonstrate his distinctive sound world. Debussy’s free flowing, chromatic approach to harmony, juxtaposed with his use of ‘snap-like’ octave jumps in the bass gives…

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Debussy – Six epigraphes antiques Piano Sheet Music

This sheet music is an arrangement for one piano, four hands. Debussy’s “Epigraphs antiques” are six short pieces that Debussy composed between 1901 and 1903. The first suite of Debussy’s Préludes for piano was published in 1910. Debussy was inspired by the French art-collector Gustave Moreau, who had written a book about Egyptian hieroglyphics and…

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Debussy – Berceuse heroique, L.132 Piano Sheet Music

Debussy – Berceuse heroique, L.132 Piano Sheet Music Debussy’s Berceuse heroique (Op. 16) was written as an exercise for Debussy’s harmony students at the Conservatoire de Paris. Debussy wrote it between 1891 and 1892, when he was aged 24 or 25, but did not publish it until 1909. Debussy’s first biographer, Pierre Louys, recounts Debussy…

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Debussy – Estampes, L.100 Piano Sheet Music

Debussy – Estampes, L.100 Piano Sheet Music Debussy’s first major work after the ill-fated opera “Pelléas et Mélisande” was written in three parts, each named after its own color. Debussy had long been fascinated with the Orient, and these pieces are his impressionistic painting of that mysterious world. Debussy wrote in his preface to the…

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Debussy – Children’s Corner Piano Sheet Music

Debussy’s Children’s Corner is a six-piece piano suite written for his daughter, Claude-Emma, nicknamed “Chouchou”. Debussy was not the first composer to write a set of pieces for children; Schumann had completed The Merry Peasant in 1848 and Saint-Saëns published many works specifically for children. Debussy’s suite, written in 1908-9 is the best known and…

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Debussy – Suite Bergamasque Piano Sheet Music

Suite Bergamasque Suite bergamasque , L. 75, is a suite for piano by Claude Debussy . It was composed between January and August 1890, published that December, and premiered in Paris on February 18, 1891. The Suite comprises four movements: Prelude; Menuet; Clair de lune; Passepied. Suite bergamasque is a  classic example of French impressionistic…

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Debussy – Le petit negre Piano Sheet Music

Debussy – Le petit negre features many pieces that are good for beginners. “Doctor Gradus ad Parnassum” is a piano piece with which children can begin to learn the art of chord playing. It instructs the player to play only white keys, and those which form pleasant chords when played together. Debussy instructs the player…

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