Nocturnes (Debussy, Claude)

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Editor First edition
Publisher. Info. Paris: E. Fromont, 1900. Plates E. 1415-1417 F.
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Editor First edition (reprint)
Publisher. Info. Paris: E. Fromont, 1900. Plates E. 1415-1417 F.
Reprinted Three Great Orchestral Works in Full Score
Mineola: Dover Publications, 1983.
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Editor Nouvelle édition, 1930
Publisher. Info. Paris: J. Jobert, 1930. Plates J.J. 419-421.
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Editor Max Pommer (1936*)
Publisher. Info. Leipzig: Edition Peters, 1977. Plate E.P. 12908.
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Nuages (No.1)

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Publisher. Info. Paris: E. Fromont, 1900. Plate E. 1415 F.
Reprinted New York: Edwin F. Kalmus, n.d.(1956).No.103
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Publisher. Info. Paris: E. Fromont, 1900.
Reprinted New York: Edwin F. Kalmus, n.d.(1956).
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Arrangements and Transcriptions

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Arranger Maurice Ravel (1875–1937)
Publisher. Info. Paris: E. Fromont, 1909. Plate E. 3003 F.
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Fêtes (No.2)

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For Piano solo (Borwick)

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Arranger Leonard Borwick (1868–1925)
Publisher. Info. Paris: E. Fromont, 1914. Plate E. 1428 F.
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General Information

Work Title Nocturnes
Alternative. Title
Composer Debussy, Claude
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. CD 98 ; L.91
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 3 pieces
  1. Nuages
  2. Fêtes
  3. Sirènes
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1897-99
Completed on Dec. 15, 1899 at 3AM
First Performance. 1900-12-09 in Paris: Concerts Lamoureux. Camille Chevillard - Nos.1 and 2 only
1901-10-27 in Paris: Concerts Lamoureux. Camille Chevillard - complete
First Publication. 1900 - Paris: E. Fromont, Plates E. 1415-1417 F., 111 pages
Dedication Georges Hartmann (1843-1900)
Average DurationAvg. Duration 26 minutes
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Romantic
Piece Style Romantic
Instrumentation Vocal: wordless female chorus
Orchestra: 3 flutes, 2 oboes, English horn, 2 clarinets (B, A), 3 bassoons
4 horns (F), 3 trumpets (F), 3 trombones, tuba
timpani, snare drum, cymbals, 2 harps, strings
External Links Centre de documentation Claude Debussy
Wikipedia article
LA Philharmonic Notes
Nocturnes - scores at Sheet Music Plus

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3rd flute, trumpets and 1st-2nd trombones are in nos.2-3 only, 3rd trombone, tuba, snare drum and cymbals are in no.2 only, timpani in nos.1-2 only, chorus in no.3 only