Overview of this digital piano sheet music:
- "Clair de lune" (The 3rd Movement)
- From Suite Bergamasque
- Composer: Claude Debussy
- Level 5: advanced (See other levels of this song)
- Arranged: (slightly easier than the original version)
- 6 pages of music
- Cover sheet
- Key (for this arrangement): D flat major (original key)
- Fingerings: only a few
- Instrumentation: For piano solo
- Complete audio sample: Always free to listen to on our website
- Downloading file: PDF
- Arranger & music editor: Mizue Murakami
- Publisher: Galaxy Music Notes
- Product code: GMNS00074
About "Clair de lune" by Debussy
"Clair de lune" is one of the most popular compositions by French composer, Claude Debussy (1862 – 1918) from the impressionism era. It is the 3rd movement of Suite bergamasque. And all 4 movements were written for piano solo. "Clair de lune" is a beautiful gentle sounding movement throughout. "Clair de lune" means blue (moon) light in English. And it is the most well-known movement from Suite bergamasque, and one of the most popular works composed by him.
Tips for Level 5 "Clair de lune" by Debussy
This particular arrangement is at Level 5 (advanced). And it is in the original key of D flat major. And some small number of measures are in the key of E major temporarily. Therefore, there will be a lot of black keys that you need to be playing throughout. We recommend you to position your hands close to the black keys for the entire piece.
This arrangement is a lot more challenging than Level 4 "Clair de lune" but easier than the original version. People with smaller hands can play this arrangement more easily than the original version since they don't need to hold extended notes at the same time. And it sounds as good as the original. Please refer to our free complete audio sample on the top of this page. Level 2, 3, & 4 arrangements don't have the challenging midsection. However, this Level 5 arrangement has the exact same length as the original version. There are 6 pages of the music sheet.
The fingering numbers are not provided for this level of "Clair de lune" (except on 2 notes). You should be using the damper (sustain) pedal for the entire song. However, the specific pedal markings are not provided for this level of arrangement.
Download, Print (or see it on your tablet) & Practice!
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