DEBUSSY, Claude (1862-1918) –
Nocturnes (Nuages, Fetes, Sirenes) (original version,1899)
(edited Nieweg 2005).
Pub: EDWIN F. KALMUS
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Differences between the 1899/1900 publication Score and Parts
Harp I Mvt.1 Reh.7 Meas.1 Score: no 8va bassa indicated. Part: The 8va bassa is notated to Reh. 8 meas. 3. This passage is traditionally played in flats, an octave lower than the Flute.
The 2005 edition has the music printed as an “ossia” in flats at the correct pitch.
Harp I Mvt.1 Reh. 8 Score and Part: The Harp harmonics throughout the Nocturnes are written where played and sound an octave higher.
Harp I Mvt.3 Reh.4 Meas.1 Score: accrochez (set) for descending gliss. en remontant (re-ascending) for ascending gliss. Part: en descendant and en mountant [sic].
Harp I Mvt.3 Reh.4 Meas.7 Beat 1 Score: no dynamics. Part has the unusual dynamic mfp.
Harp I Mvt.3 Reh.4 Meas.8 Beat 4 Score: no gliss on beat 4. Part: written as a repeat sign which would indicate that an ascending gliss line continues on beat 4 exactly like measure 3.
Harp I Mvt.3 Reh.10 Meas. 1 to 10 beat 1 Score: mf. Part: has f for the entire passage.
Other editions: Nieweg/Grossman Now POP. Replaced by the Nieweg 2005 edition.
Debussy revised edition of the score Durand Series V, Volume 3. This is a critical edition by Denis Herlin of the revised published 1930 edition not the 1989/1900 original edition. On RENTAL only from Boosey & Hawkes. This edition was re-orchestrated by Debussy and does not match the original edition.