Debussy Piano Sheet Music

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Claude Debussy

Claude Debussy was a French composer who was born in August 1862 and died in March 1918. Being a head figure of the Impressionist style of music, his music contains unique colorful and rich nuances which captivates the musical audience. Debussy was known for using pentatonic scales, chromaticism, and other musical devices in his music. For the hard working musician, studying Debussy’s music is a must, as his music inspired not only classically trained musicians, but even jazz musicians. 

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Preludes Book 1 and 2

Durand Salabert Edition

Published in 2004. This French edition is the most qualified edition for the music of Debussy. The Durand Salabert Edition is known for its critical editing of French music. It has an introduction in both French and English, and also has sewn binding, which ensures usage for a lifetime.  Contains 148 pages. 

Edited by Roy Howat.

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Preludes – Books 1 and 2 (Piano) (French Edition)

Alfred Masterwork Edition

This edition for Debussy Preludes was published in 1986 and edited by Dr. Maurice Hinson. It includes introductory notes, as well as translations of French Terms.

Book 1 contains 64 pages. Book 2 contains 80 pages.

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Debussy — Preludes, Bk 1 (Alfred Masterwork Edition)

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Debussy — Preludes, Bk 2 (Alfred Masterwork Edition)

Dover Edition

This edition was published in 1989 and contains 128 pages. Contains a glossary for French terms. 

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Complete Preludes, Books 1 and 2 (Dover Music for Piano)

Kalmus Edition

The Kalmus edition for Debussy Preludes was published in 2001 and contains 132 pages. This edition is a reprint of a qualified urtext edition of Debussy. Special care must be given to this edition, as the protective cover is not very durable.

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Preludes, Books I and II Complete: For Piano (Kalmus Edition)

Suite Bergamasque

The pieces in this suite are as following: Prelude, Menuet, the famous Clair de Lune, and Passepied.

Durand Salabert Edition

Edited by Roy Howat.

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SUITE BERGAMASQUE PIANO

Alfred Masterwork Edition

This edition of Debussy Suite Bergamasque was published in 1970 and contains 32 pages. Contains foot notes, suggestions for performing, and introductory notes about the works.

Edited by Willard A. Palmer

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Suite Bergamasque (Alfred Masterwork Edition)

Deux Arabesques

Durand Salabert Edition

This edition was published in 2005.This French edition is the most qualified edition for the music of Debussy. This edition is known for its critical editing of French music. It has an introduction in both French and English, and also has sewn binding, which ensures usage for a lifetime.

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First Arabesque

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2nd Arabesque for Piano Solo

Henle Verlag Urtext

This edition for Debussy Arabesques was published in 2006. It has lay flat binding, which enables the book to lay comfortably on a piano stand. Contains introductory notes, rich print, and fingering suggestions.

Preface by François Lesure. Edited by Ernst-Günter Heinemann and fingering by Hans-Martin Theopold

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Deux Arabesques

Debussy Estampes

Durand Salabert Edition

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Estampes

International Music Company

Edited by Isidor Philipp.

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Debussy: Estampes (Suite of Three Pieces) – Piano (International 1821)

Henle Verlag Urtext

The Preface is written by François Lesure. Editing is done by Ernst-Günter Heinemann and fingering is by Hans-Martin Theopold

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Estampes

Alfred Masterwork Edition

Edited by Maurice Hinson.

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Debussy Estampes Book

Children’s Corner

Durand Edition

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Henle Urtext

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Alfred Masterwork

Edited by Maurice Hinson.

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Durand Edition


Henle Urtext

Dover Edition

Etudes

Durand Edition

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Henle Verlag Urtext

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