Debussy - Prélude à l’après-midi d’un faune - Afternoon of a Faun for Euphonium and Piano
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One of the greatest works of the French impressionist era, Prélude à l’après-midi d’un faune by Claude Debussy evokes mystery, stillness, lyricism, finesse, sensuality, nature, dreams, and desires. Taken from a poem by Stéphane Mallarmé, this work is considered by some to be a turning point of musical history as an "awakening of modern music" as it "stretches the limits of tonality". The work was later choreographed in 1912 by Nijinsky.
This marvelous arrangement by Ralph Sauer, is appropriate for advanced performers and is about ten minutes in length.
Sound clip performed on Trombone by Ralph Sauer.