|Title||Clair de Lune, by Debussy, arranged by Keith Terrett for clarinet quintet|
|Instrumentation||Quintet: Two clarinets, alto clarinet, bass clarinet, contrabass clarinet|
|Range||Extended range instrument NOT required for bass clarinet part|
About the Work
One of the most familiar works by the French impressionist composer Claude Debussy (1862-1918) is his Clair de Lune, the third movement of his Suite bergamasque for solo piano. Its name comes from Verlaine's poem Clair de lune, which means "moonlight" in French.
In this skillful arrangement, Keith Terrett makes this familiar work available for clarinet quintet, specifically two soprano clarinets, alto clarinet, bass clarinet, and contrabass clarinet. None of the individual parts are tremendously difficult, and the work would make an excellent addition to a concert program.
About the Arranger
Keith Terrett (b.1956), is a composer, arranger, conductor, band trainer, instrumental teacher, trumpeter, cornettist, flugelhornist & multi-instrumentalist born in London. He has performed and taught throughout Europe, North America, and Asia, and has recently been appointed "Composer in Residence" to the Kinta Valley Orchestral Society in Malaysia.
Keith has studied with, and gained academic musical qualifications from the Royal Military School of Music, Open University, Trinity College of Music, Royal College of Music, Royal Academy of Music, London College of Music, and the Bandsman's College of Music in Manchester.
Keith is an internationally acclaimed composer/arranger, writing in all genres from full orchestra, brass band, and wind band, to music for string quartet, brass ensemble, saxophone group, clarinet choir, recorder consort, oboe consort, and even for the steel drums, harmonica and accordion! His music is published in the England, Belgium, Austria, Wales, Canada, Holland, Switzerland, Germany, the USA and Norway.
To view more of the composer's diverse catalog, visit his websites:
Listen to the work in its original instrumentation!
Score: 11 pages, spiral bound
Parts: 1-2 pages each, booklet