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Debussy La Mer – Violin I Part

Edited by Richard Roberts

Title: La Mer
Composer: Claude Debussy
Instrument: Violin
Edited By: Richard Roberts
Instrumentation: Orchestral
Pages: 16

The first violin part for Debussy's La Mer, L. 109 has been edited by Richard Roberts, concertmaster of the Montreal Symphony Orchestra. Robert's bowings, fingerings and other editorial markings have been added throughout the score.

La mer (The Sea) is a set of three symphonic sketches for orchestra composed between 1903 and 1905 that subtlety symbolizes the natural sea. By combining unusual orchestration and daring impressionistic harmonies, Debussy conveys wind, waves, and the ambience of the sea. Although the piece was initially not well received, it soon became one of Debussy's most admired and frequently performed orchestral works.

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