Friday, 23 November 2007

Playing Syrinx of Claude Debussy on the Clarinet

Another piece for solo flute that works very well on the clarinet is the magical and mysterious Syrinx by Claude Debussy. The piece is quite challenging both technically and musically, but also very rewarding. Regarding interpretation it is interesting to note that "Syrinx" was originally written by Debussy without barlines or breath marks. The flautist Marcel Moyse later added these (see article on Wikipedia). Keep this in mind when playing, this piece is supposed to leave the musician quite a large room for interpretation.

An adaptation of Syrinx for solo clarinet was made by Avrahm Galper and can be downloaded for free from The Sheet Music World center: click here to go to download page.

You can also download and play directly from the original scoring for flute solo, downloadable for free from the Werner Icking Music Archive: click here to go to download page

Enjoy it!

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