• details

    • Order numbers: AM 161 -010
      Hal Leonard # 4005385
    • Instrumentation: Trombone (or alto sax) & wind orchestra
    • Duration: 5'15
    • Grade: 3+ (soloist 4+)
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Clair de Lune - Claude Debussy

for trombone solo (or alto sax) & wind orchestra
Claude Debussy, arranged by Johan de Meij
Joe Alessi playing the world premiere, June 25th 2017 at The American Band College, conducted by Mike Bankhead

Clair de Lune was originally written for piano, being the 3rd movement of the Suite Bergamasque by French composer Claude Debussy. This arrangement was written at the request of my good friend Max M. McKee, on behalf of the American Band College class of 2017. His idea for this arrangement was born when Max heard Joseph Alessi (principal trombone of the New York Philharmonic) play a version of Clair de Lune with piano accompaniment. Joe Alessi played the world premiere of this arrangement at the 2017 ABC conference in Medford, Oregon, with the ABC Wind Orchestra, conducted by Mike Bankhead.

Johan de Meij, June 2017