PETITE SUITE for piano, four hands Claude Debussy
This relatively early work (1889) was orchestrated by Henri Busser in 1907. Four atmospheric movements evoke diverse scenes and moods. En Bateau and Cortége, taking their titles from poems by Paul Verlaine, depict the rocking movements of a boat and a courtly procession respectively. Menuet evokes the Baroque dance, while Ballet is a lighthearted romp through the galop and waltz styles.
This is an "original edition" — that is, as the
composer intended it. Together with a MIDI file for the complete work,
there are individual MP3's for each secondo movement, with
as follows: (1) 2 dotted quarters; (2) 2 beats;
(3) 3 beats; (4) filled-in first measure.
An alternative sequencing for Cortége enables a 20% slower playback.
Sheet music for the primo part alone reduces page-turning.
|Petite Suite .mid||preview (12:35)||76 kb|
|Part 1: En Bateau||27 pages total||206 kb|
|Part 2: Cortége||209 kb|
|Primo part, page 1||14 pages total||181 kb|
|PS-secondo-1 .mp3||Secondo, Part 1||11.6 mb|
|PS-secondo-2 .mp3||Secondo, Part 2||3.0 mb|
|PS-secondo-2-slow .mp3||Secondo, Part 2 (slow)||3.7 mb|
|PS-secondo-3 .mp3||Secondo, Part 3||2.9 mb|
|PS-secondo-4 .mp3||Secondo, Part 4||3.2 mb|
|Petite Suite-sheet music .zip||41 pages in pdf format||1.6 mb|
|Petite Suite .zip||6 MIDI files,
2 Finale 2005 files,
2 XML transportable files,