CLAIR DE LUNE
Arranged by Henry Wolking
Edition: Jazz Big Band Arrangement
Description: Swing Waltz - Medium
Publisher: Walrus Music Publishing
This arrangement takes its orchestration directly from Debussy's 1890 solo piano masterpiece, Suite Bergamasque, third movement. Debussy's impressionistic harmonies are well suited for jazz harmonizations and his waltz lends itself well to a jazz waltz interpretation. The chart starts as a stately waltz that proceeds to an medium tempo jazz waltz for the solo section featuring clarinet or soprano sax (Alto sax 1) then returns to the original tempo for conclusion. The developmental material following the solo, closely follows Debussy's own, and features gorgeous and lush harmonies with non contrapuntal melodies. Lead trumpet to a brief written C. 5/4/4/G/P/B/D/. Medium.
2 Alto Saxophones (Alto Sax 1 Doubles Soprano Sax or Clarinet)
2 Tenor Saxophones