Free sheet music
My account (login)


Debussy, Claude Claude Debussy
France France
(1862 - 1918)
330 sheet music
268 MP3

"For 18 years we provide a free and legal service for free sheet music.

If you use and like, thank you to consider support donation.

About / Member testimonies

Debussy, Claude: "La fille aux Cheveux de Lin" for Viola & Harp

"La fille aux Cheveux de Lin" for Viola & Harp
Claude Debussy

Annotate this sheet music
Note the level :
Note the interest :

ListenDownload MP3 : Principal audio (2.36 Mo)86x 443x ViewDownload PDF : "La fille aux Cheveux de Lin" for Viola & Harp (2 pages - 102.2 Ko)542x

Now that you have this PDF score, member's artist are waiting for a feedback from you in exchange of this free access.

Please log in or create a free account so you can :

leave your comment
notate the skill level of this score
assign an heart (and thus participate in improving the relevance of the ranking)
add this score to your library
add your audio or video interpretation

Log in or sign up for free
and participate in the community

ViewDownload PDF : Viola Part (80.58 Ko)
ViewDownload PDF : Harp Part (84.31 Ko)
La fille aux Cheveux de Lin for Viola & Harp
Download MP3 (1.66 Mo) : (by , )43x 72x
La fille aux Cheveux de Lin for Viola & Harp
Download MP3 (1.68 Mo) : (by , )58x 65x

Composer :Claude DebussyDebussy, Claude (1862 - 1918)
Instrumentation :

Viola and Harp

Style :


Arranger :
Publisher :
Claude DebussyMagatagan, Mike (1960 - )
Date :1909-10
Copyright :Public Domain
The eighth number in Claude Debussy's first book of piano Preludes, a volume the composer worked on between about 1907 and 1910, is the celebrated La fille aux cheveux de lin (The Girl with the Flaxen Hair), two pages of delicate, superbly-crafted music that rival the Clair de lune from the Suite bergamasque and the Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun as the most widely recognized entry in the composer's catalog.

One of Debussy's happiest decisions when composing his Preludes is, sadly, one that has been all but undone by publishers. Nowadays one finds the Preludes' picturesque little descriptions (such as "girl with the flaxen hair") at the top of each piece in bold, assertive type. When Debussy put the pieces to paper, however, he placed the descriptions at the end of each piece, as hints, even questions -- these are not the miniature, concrete-subjected tone poems we are sometimes led to believe. Indeed, the title La fille aux cheveux de lin is so famous that it can sometimes distract from the fact that the piece is as perfectly poised and flawlessly balanced a work of piano music as one might hope for.

The unaccompanied melody at the opening glistens (it is really just an arpeggio, so guilelessly drawn that one marvels at the effect it has). The mild climax in the middle of the piece is fine china -- radiant but ever so brittle, always in danger of being irreparably cracked or even smashed by an over-zealous pianist. The uncertain parallel fourths of the final pianissimo "murmuring" (called thus by Debussy) are turned on their heads after four bars, rising up into the warm sun of one last sonorous G flat major chord.

Although originally created for Flute and Piano, I created this arrangement for Viola & Concert (Pedal) Harp.
Source / Web :MuseScore
Sheet central :La fille aux cheveux de lin: Sur la luzerne en fleur (8 sheet music)
Added by magataganm the 2014-07-16

0 comment

Equipment & Sheet music
Viola Tailpieces
Viola Tailpieces department store.

Report problem

This sheet music is part of the collection of magataganm :
Viola Arrangements

Viola Arrangements
Sheet music list :
› "Joy to the World" for String Quartet
› 'Élégie' for Viola & Harp - Viola and Harp
› "3 Chants Sacrés" for Viola & Piano
› "Ach bleib bei uns, Herr Jesu Christ" for Viola
› "Albinoni's Adagio" for Viola & Harp - Viola and Harp
› "Album leaf" from Lyric Pieces for String Quartet
› "Album" for String Quartet
› "All They That See Him Laugh Him to Scorn" for Horn & Strings
› "All Through the Night" for Violin, Viola & Harp
› "Allemanda" from the Partita for Violin No. 2 for Viola - Viola