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For solo Bb trumpet and piano accompaniment


La Fille aux Cheveux de Lin (commonly translated to The Girl with the Flaxen Hair) by Claude Debussy is the eighth of the composer's Préludes, Book I (1909-1910), and is one of his most recorded pieces to date.

Duration: 2 minutes

This arrangement for trumpet in Bb (trompette sib) and piano accompaniment matches the original piece in length and key (Gb major).

Piano (English)
Piano (French)
Trumpet in Bb (English)
Trompette Sib (French)

Though the piano accompaniment adds much chordal structure to the prelude, cues are provided so the arrangement can be performed by solo Bb trumpet (trompette sib) alone. This leads to a more reserved arrangement compaired to the original, but still allows for a full performance.

This same arrangement sounds just as wonderful played on cornet, or even flugelhorn.

Additionally, a player might perform with a cup mute for a softer timbre.

The Girl with the Flaxen Hair - Trumpet & Piano

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