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Syrinx for Unaccompanied Horn in F

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By Claude Debussy

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Horn in F - Advanced - Digital Download
Composed by Claude Debussy (1862-1918). Arranged by Ralph Sauer. 20th Century, Impressionistic. Solo Part. 3 pages. Published by Cherry Classics Music (S0.935323).

Item Number: S0.935323

Debussy composed Syrinx, a breathtaking unaccompanied work in 1913. It became the first solo work for the Böhm Flute and the first solo work by a major composer since C.P.E. Bach, almost 150 years earlier.

The music allows wide latitude for interpretation and will show off the musical imagination of the performer.

The great French Flautist Marcel Moyse is credited with adding phrasing and bar lines to his friend Debussy's new work.

In classical mythology, Syrinx was a nymph and a follower of Artemis, known for her chastity. Pursued by the amorous Greek god Pan, she ran to a river’s edge and asked for assistance from the river nymphs. In answer, she was transformed into hollow water reeds that made a haunting sound when the god’s frustrated breath blew across them. Pan cut the reeds to fashion the first set of pan pipes, which were thereafter known as Syrinx.

This work of just over two minutes for advanced performers will add a new dimension to your recital, as it is often performed offstage.

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