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La Plus Que Lente

Composer: Claude Debussy

Instrument: Marimba

Level: Advanced

Published: 2020

Price: €16.00

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  • Description +
    • Arranged by Wei-Chen Lin
      Duration: 6 min.

      La plus que Lente (The more than slow) is a waltz for solo piano written by Claude Debussy in 1910. The work is marked "Molto rubato con morbidezza," indicating Debussy's encouragement of a flexible tempo. To achieve the goal of playing the chords and harmonies, special stickings and extensive techniques are required to perform this piece. Softer mallets are suggested for better interpretation of the music.

  • Instrumentation +
    • Marimba (5.0 Octave)

  • About the composer +
    • Claude-Achille Debussy (22 August 1862 – 25 March 1918) was a French composer. Along with Maurice Ravel, he was one of the most prominent figures associated with Impressionist music, though he himself disliked the term when applied to his compositions. He was made Chevalier of the Legion of Honour in his native France in 1903. Debussy was among the most influential composers of the late 19th and early 20th centuries, and his use of non-traditional scales and chromaticism influenced many composers who followed.

      Debussy's music is noted for its sensory content and frequent usage of nontraditional tonalities. The prominent French literary style of his period was known as Symbolism, and this movement directly inspired Debussy both as a composer and as an active cultural participant.