Clair de Lune by Claude Debussy
Arranged for flute and vibraphone (3 octaves) by Amanda Dame and Christina Manceor
Score and parts (note: pages are unbound, and only printed on one side)
This flute and vibraphone arrangement by Amanda Dame and Christina Manceor (Duo Sila) brings a fresh sound to Claude Debussy’s Clair de Lune, from Suite Bergamasque. The title, meaning “moonlight”, comes from a poem written by the Symbolist poet Paul Verlaine. Published in 1905, the original piano score clearly reflects the composer’s influence as a musical impressionist, and the light, colorful and soothing combination of flute and vibraphone highlights Debussy’s innovative harmonies and textures.
Duo Sila is an ensemble with a penchant for making connections – between people, cultures, genres, and perspectives. The combination of flute and percussion pushes the boundaries of old and new, blending the influences that have shaped the journey of classical music through the incorporation of diverse tonalities and musical styles. The duo has established themselves as a dynamic and ambitious chamber music ensemble, creating unique arrangements and performing thoughtful interpretations of the innovative repertoire that bridges the gap between traditional and contemporary.