La mer (Debussy, Claude)

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Original version (1905)

 Complete Score, low resolution (50 dpi)
#139163 - 12.32MB, 213 pp. -  4.6/10 2 4 6 8 10 (38- V/V/V - 17246x

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Mark Starr (2011/10/18)

 I. De l'aube a midi sur la mer
#165221 - 22.14MB, 21 pp. -  6.4/10 2 4 6 8 10 (21- V/V/V - 14287x

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Kalliwoda (2011/12/17)

 II. Jeux de Vagues
#165227 - 40.66MB, 41 pp. -  8.8/10 2 4 6 8 10 (10- V/V/V - 5222x

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Kalliwoda (2011/12/17)

 III. Dialogue du Vent et de la Mer
#165228 - 33.72MB, 35 pp. -  6.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (13- V/V/V - 5578x

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Kalliwoda (2011/12/17)

Debussy-LaMerFScv1sted.jpg
Publisher Info.:

Composer's manuscript, 5 March 1905 (engraver's copy).

Copyright:

Public Domain [tag/del]

Misc. Notes:

#165221, 165227, 165228: High resolution (300 dpi) color scans. The interleaved blank pages of the original are not included

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 Complete Score
#33282 - 4.66MB, 91 facing pp. -  4.6/10 2 4 6 8 10 (16- V*/V*/V* - 21781x

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Carolus (2009/6/23)

PMLP06033-Debussy-L109FSmuz.pdf
Publisher Info.:

Moscow: Muzyka, n.d.(ca.1973). Plate 7631.

Copyright:

Public Domain [tag/del]

Misc. Notes:

Low-quality scan. This is basically a version of the score's first printed edition (1905) but with the brass fanfares mentioned below (rehearsal 59:mm.4-11) already removed. It still contains numerous differences from the 1909 second edition (see below). For example, compare the cornet parts in the last 7 measures of the work in this edition with those in the second edition. The currently available Eulenburg No.1321 mini score appears to be identical to this first-edition file.

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Revised version (1909)

 Complete Score
#15420 - 8.35MB, 137 pp. -  6.5/10 2 4 6 8 10 (20- V/V/V - 40896x

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Daphnis (2007/10/11)

Debussy-GreatOrchWks.jpg
Publisher Info.:

Paris: Durand & Fils, 1909. Plate D. & F. 6532, 6838.

Reprinted:

Three Great Orchestral Works in Full Score
Mineola: Dover Publications, 1983.

Copyright:

Public Domain [tag/del]

Misc. Notes:

Monochrome scans. Marie Rolf in the introduction to the Durand Critical Edition: "The 1909 edition of La Mer is the last printed version known to have been sanctioned by Debussy." The Critical Edition does, however, contain many important corrections (examples: the crescendo in 1st bassoon part on PDF page 4, bar 4 actually starts in bar 3, and what look like accents in the nearby trumpet phrases are actually decrescendos). Some recordings (Munch/BSO among others) retain the brass fanfares that Debussy removed in this revision (measures 4-11 of rehearsal 59 - PDF pages 125-126).

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Parts

 Piccolo, Flute 1/2
#36716 - 1.11MB, 5, 13 (2-14) pp. -  6.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (4- V/V/V - 5305x

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Ottaviano (2009/8/10)

 Oboe 1/2, English Horn
#36717 - 1.32MB, 13, 8 pp. -  4.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (1- V/V/V - 6767x

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Ottaviano (2009/8/10)

 Clarinet 1/2 (A, B)
#36718 - 0.85MB, 13 pp. -  6.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (5- V/V/V - 3372x

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Ottaviano (2009/8/10)

 Bassoon 1/2, 3, Contrabassoon
#36719 - 0.99MB, 11, 4, 2 pp. -  3.5/10 2 4 6 8 10 (4- V/V/V - 3037x

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Ottaviano (2009/8/10)

 Horn 1/2, 3/4 (F)
#36720 - 1.44MB, 12, 12 pp. -  3.2/10 2 4 6 8 10 (5- V/V/V - 4219x

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Ottaviano (2009/8/10)

 Trumpet 1/2, 3 (F), Cornet 1/2 (C)
#36721 - 0.61MB, 7, 2, 2 pp. -  5.3/10 2 4 6 8 10 (11- V/V/V - 5994x

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Ottaviano (2009/8/10)

 Trombone 1, 2, 3, Tuba
#36722 - 0.46MB, 2, 2, 2, 2 pp. -  2.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (1- V/V/V - 3166x

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Ottaviano (2009/8/10)

 Timpani, Bass Drum, Tam-Tam, Glockenspiel, Cymbals, Triangle
#36723 - 0.72MB, 3, 2, 2, 3, 5, 1 pp. -  9.3/10 2 4 6 8 10 (3- V/V/V - 4403x

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Ottaviano (2009/8/10)

 Harp 1/2
#36724 - 1.07MB, 17 pp. -  0.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (0- V/V/V - 2457x

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Ottaviano (2009/8/10)

 Violins I
#36725 - 1.15MB, 16 (2-17) pp. -  6.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (6- V/V/V - 10060x

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Ottaviano (2009/8/10)

 Violins II
#36726 - 0.96MB, 14 (2-15) pp. -  2.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (1- V/V/V - 2533x

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Ottaviano (2009/8/10)

 Violas
#36727 - 0.91MB, 13 (2-14) pp. -  5.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (2- V/V/V - 3169x

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Ottaviano (2009/8/10)

 Cellos
#26369 - 1.01MB, 13 pp. -  4.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (2- V/V/V - 7661x

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Generoso (2009/1/6)

 Basses
#36728 - 0.55MB, 9 pp. -  5.6/10 2 4 6 8 10 (5- V/V/V - 2252x

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Ottaviano (2009/8/10)

PMLP06033-Debussy-LaMer.Flute.pdf
Publisher Info.:

Paris: Durand & Fils, 1909. Plate D. & F. 6533

Reprinted:

Miami: Edwin F. Kalmus, n.d.(1985).

Copyright:

Public Domain [tag/del]

Misc. Notes:

These files are part of the Orchestra Parts Project.

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 Cello Part (for auditions)
#379050 - 0.09MB, 1 pp. -  0.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (0- !N/!N/!N - 33x

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Cellofan (2015/5/24)

PMLP06033-Debussy La Mer Cello expts Mandozzi.pdf
Editor:

Orfeo Mandozzi

Publisher Info.:

Vienna: Orfeo Mandozzi 2015

Copyright:

Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 [tag/del]

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Arrangements and Transcriptions

For 2 Pianos 4 hands (Caplet)

 Complete Score
#150313 - 7.09MB, 61 pp. -  7.7/10 2 4 6 8 10 (6- V/V/V - 2866x

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Morel (2011/11/13)

SIBLEY1802.17344.c3dc-39087009507460score.pdf
Arranger:

André Caplet (1878-1925)

Publisher Info.:

Paris: Durand & Fils, 1905-1909. Plate D. & F. 7358

Copyright:

Public Domain [tag/del]

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This file is part of the Sibley Mirroring Project.

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For Piano 4 hands (Debussy)

 Complete Score
#02908 - 3.80MB, 56 pp. -  8.4/10 2 4 6 8 10 (5- V/V/V - 6726x

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Carolus (2006/12/31)

Debussy-L109pf4hd.pdf
Publisher Info.:

Paris: Durand & Fils, 1905. Plate D. & F. 6606

Copyright:

Public Domain [tag/del]

Misc. Notes:

Engraver: Charles Douin (for Durand & Fils)

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 Complete Score
#242775 - 5.32MB, 57 pp. -  0.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (0- V/V/V - 1244x

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Morel (2012/7/18)

PMLP06033-Debussy La Mer tr Pf4h.pdf
Publisher Info.:

Paris: Durand & Fils, 1905. Plate D. & F. 6606

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Public Domain [tag/del]

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For Piano Solo (Garban)

 Complete Score (CA)
#36712 - 1.69MB, 41 pp. -  6.4/10 2 4 6 8 10 (5- 10/34/30

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Daphnis (2009/8/10)

Arranger:

Lucien Garban (1877-1959)

Publisher Info.:

Paris: Durand & Cie., 1938. Plate D. & F. 12,809.

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Public Domain - Non-PD US, Non-PD EU [tag/del]

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General Information

Work Title La Mer, trois esquisses symphoniques
Alternative Title The Sea
Composer Debussy, Claude
Opus/Catalogue Number CD 111 ; L.109
Movements/Sections 3 movements
I. De l'aube a midi sur la mer
II. Jeux de Vagues
III. Dialogue du Vent et de la Mer
Year/Date of Composition 1903-05, rev. 1908
First Performance 1905-10-15
Paris: Concerts Lamoureux, Camille Chevillard (conductor)
First Publication 1905 (July) - Paris: Durand
Dedication Jacques Durand
Average Duration 24 minutes
Piece Style Romantic
Instrumentation Orchestra
2 flutes, piccolo, 2 oboes, English horn, 2 clarinets (A, B), 3 bassoons, contrabassoon
4 horns (F), 3 trumpets (F), 2 cornets (C), 3 trombones, tuba
timpani, bass drum, cymbals, tam-tam, triangle, glockenspiel, 2 harps, strings
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