Sheet Music: La fille aux cheveux de lin

TitleLa fille aux cheveux de lin
from Préludes, Book 1
Alternate titlesThe Girl with the Flaxen Hair
Opus numberL. 117
ComposerClaude Debussy (1862–1918)
InstrumentationFlute and Piano
KeyA-flat major
Time signature3/4
Tempo66 BPM
Performance time1:50
Difficulty levelintermediate
Download printable scorePDF Sheet Music (125 kB) (preview)
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Play-along accompanimentMIDI (change tempo/key) MP3 (1.6 MB)
Date added2011-06-03
Last updated2011-06-03
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Friday 3 June 2011

Tune of the Day: La fille aux cheveux de lin

by Claude Debussy, arranged for flute and piano

This piece, whose title means “The Girl with the Flaxen Hair”, is taken from the first book of French composer Claude Debussy's Préludes for solo piano, composed in 1909–1910. It is one of the most recorded of Debussy's pieces, both in its original version and in various arrangements. The original piano version is in the key of G-flat major, but we have transposed it to A-flat in order to fit the range of the flute... and to make it easier to read!