La boîte à joujoux (Debussy, Claude)

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Publisher. Info. Holograph manuscript, 1913
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Editor First edition
Publisher. Info. Paris: Durand et Cie., 1913. Plate D. & F. 8935.
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Misc. Notes Original images: 300dpi, color jpg files approx. 3600 by 2780 pixels. Editing: re-sampled to 600dpi, converted to black and white tif files, de-skewed, and set uniform margins.
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Morel (2012/4/18)

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Publisher. Info. Paris: Durand et Cie., 1913. Plate D. & F. 8935.
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Editor First edition (reprint)
Publisher. Info. Paris: Durand et Cie., 1913. Plate D. & F. 8935
Reprinted Boca Raton: Masters Music Publications, 1991. Catalog M 1600
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Danse de la Poupée

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Publisher. Info. Paris: Durand, 1914. Plate D. & F. 9040.
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Ronde

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Publisher. Info. Paris: Durand, 1914. Plate D. & F. 9041.
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Arrangements and Transcriptions

Complete Ballet

For Orchestra (Caplet)

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Arranger André Caplet (1878-1925), orchestrator
Publisher. Info. Paris: Durand & Cie., 1920. Plate D. & F. 9830.
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Misc. Notes Debussy only orchestrated the first 93 measures. Caplet (his student) completed the remainder.
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Suite

For Piano 4 hands (Roques)

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Arranger Léon Roques (1839-1923)
Publisher. Info. Paris: A. Durand & Fils, 1914. Plate D. & F. 9032
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General Information

Work Title La boîte à joujoux
Alternative. Title The Toybox
Composer Debussy, Claude
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. CD 136 ; L.128
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 6 sections
Prélude
I. Le Magasin de jouets
II. Le Champ de bataille
III. La Bergerie à vendre
IV. Après fortune faite
Épilogue
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1913
First Performance. 1919-12-10 (orchestration) in Paris, Théȃtre du Vaudeville
Orchestra, D.E. Inghelbrecht (conductor)
First Publication. 1913 (piano); 1920 (orchestration) - Paris: Durand
  • Piano score – Plate D. & F. 8935, 48 pages
  • Orchestra score – D. & F. 9830, 119 pages
  • Orchestra parts – D. & F. 9831, 18 parts
Librettist 30 minutes
Dedication ChouChou (Debussy's daughter)
Claude-Emma Debussy (1905-1919)
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Romantic
Piece Style Romantic
Instrumentation Version A: piano
Version B: (orchestrated) 2 flutes (2nd also piccolo), 2 oboes, English horn, 2 clarinets, 2 bassoons
2 horns, 2 trumpets, timpani, harp, percussion, celesta, piano, strings
External Links Centre de documentation Claude Debussy
La boîte à joujoux - scores at Sheet Music Plus
Extra Information Debussy completed the piano score in 1913. Orchestration begun by the composer (mm.1-93), but subsequently completed by André Caplet in 1919.