The Girl with the Flaxen Hair arr. B Flat Clarinet & piano

An arrangement for clarinet in Bb and piano of this beautiful impressionist piece which dates from 1910 sounding in the key of F. The score for the clarinet part is appended to the full score and where the high range of the instrument is to be used at the close an alternative ending is given notated in the ossia staff. The realisation lacks a little subtlety in terms of ebb and flow as far as the tempo is concerned. The best advice is that a performance should not be rushed. Debussy scores contain much score detail and the original French language has been retained in this aspect of the notation. Performers will need to read the music carefully as there are many accidentals in the score attributable to the modal shifts in the writing. Debussy was something of a rule breaker in his approach to composition concerned more with sound rather than process. I would suggest listening to several performances of the piece with different instrument combinations to understand the interpretative options that are possible. Interestingly in his scores, Debussy always put his titles at the end of his scores in his prelude collections.

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