Des pas sur la neige (Footprints in the Snow) by Claude Debussy
Arranged for Flute Choir by Peter Stohr
Published by Zimmermann
Includes score and parts
3 Flutes, Alto Flute in G, and Bass Flute in C
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 not 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.
– Peter Stohr (Translation by Holger Klier)