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!