Composer
DEBUSSY
Title
Des Pas sur la Neige
Instrumentation
4 flutes, alto flute, bass flute
Arranger
Peter Stohr
Publisher
Zimmermann
Grade
3
Product Code
10Z040032380
score and parts

Claude Debussy (1862-1918)
Arranged by Peter Stohr

Claude Debussy's sixth Prelude Des pas sur la neige (footprints in the snow) was written in 1909-1910. The titles (actually epilogues because Debussy always places them at the end of each Prelude) of these piano pieces are no programmatic descriptions but rather poetic means of association.

The Prelude presented here beautifully reveals Debussy's conception of music saying that music consists of colours and rhythmized time. According to the composers's words, the ostinato rhythm should sound as if it comes from the depths of a sad and ice-covered landscape.  

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