Composer
DEBUSSY
Title
Two Debussy Pieces (arr.HolcombeJr) (sc&pts)
Publisher
Musicians Publications
Grade
2-2+
Product Code
33M2600WQ262
Woodwind Quintet

A French composer, he is one of the leading figures to work with impressionist music.  The two separate pieces are Des Pas Sur La Neige and Rondel.  Originally written for piano, the Des pas Sur La Neige or Footprints in the Snow is the sixth of Debussy's first set of preludes.  It evokes a stark, glacial landscape or resigned sadness or solitude.  The melancholy melody is fragmented, and is superimposed by plodding ostinato figures.  The Rondel was originally for voice and piano, with the melody line is shared between the flute and the clarinet.   An optional bass clarinet part is provided, if a bassoonist is not available.