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debussy.premiere rhapsodie.nsmPremière Rhapsodie, by Claude Debussy

Transcribed for Alto Flute by C.A.Vater, with a Foreword by P.H.Bloom

Alto Flute Part ― PDF $5.99

Since its introduction as a morceau de concours for the Paris Conservatoire in 1910, Debussy's Première Rhapsodie has been an essential piece of the clarinet repertoire. ... Although most of the morceaux are, by definition, run-of-the mill exercises of virtuosity à la mode, a number have endured as works of significant musical merit.  Debussy's Première Rhapsodie is one such piece.  It's a vehicle for expressive interpretation and artistry, with charm, warmth, passion, and humor; a lasting treasure at the core of every clarinetist's collection of indispensable works. ... But a transcription?  Of a work by Debussy - the great colorist of instrumental sonority?  From clarinet to alto-flute? ... Each and every element, in fact, evokes the alto-flute! ... Of course the piece sounds different on the two instruments.  Although the sonic hues are different, the colors are just as vivid.  The distinct sonorities of the alto-flute support the nuance, the affect, and the power of the work. (excerpted from Peter H. Bloom © 2012)

Please click to preview p1 of the alto flute transcription of Première Rhapsodie by Debussy.  We provide our alto flute part only; appropriate parts for piano or orchestral accompaniment may be obtained as free pdf downloads from public domain resources, such as imslp.org.

Alto Flute part, 4 pages.