Debussy never composed for the organ. However many of his works, which usually show very colorful harmonic textures, are suitable for an organ transcription. This volume contains fourteen transcriptions of well known works by Debussy, originally composed for orchestra or piano. Twelve of these transcriptions were produced by organists contemporary to Debussy, and published in 1911. Two more transcriptions in the same spirit by Renaud Vergnet have been added (Clair de Lune, Nuages).
Although registrations refer to a French symphonic organ, they can easily be adapted to any organ having at minimum two keyboards and a pedalboard. Such an organ will require good 8′ and 4′ flue stops (principals, flutes), if possible a Voix Céleste or a similar stop, and soft reeds. In some cases, mutation stops may be used in place of reeds.
As usual in OrganScore books, there is no page turning problem. All pieces here are set on either two, three or four pages with very easy page turning points, so that they can be played without any page turning assistant.
I – En Bateau (“Petite Suite”) – (tr. by Léon Rocques)
II – Cortège (“Petite Suite”) – (tr. by Léon Rocques)
III – Menuet (“Petite Suite”) – (tr. by Léon Rocques)
IV – Ballet (“Petite Suite”) – (tr. by Léon Rocques)
V – Prélude (“La Demoiselle Elue”) – (tr. by Gaston Choisnel)
VI – Prélude (“L’Enfant Prodigue”) – (tr. by Léon Rocques)
VII – La Fille aux Cheveux de Lin (“Préludes”) – (tr. by Léon Rocques)
VIII – La Cathédrale Engloutie (“Préludes”) – (tr. by Léon Rocques)
IX – The Little Shepherd (“Children’s Corner”) – (tr. by Gaston Choisnel)
X – Andante (Quatuor) – (tr. by Alexandre Guilmant)
XI – 1ère Arabesque – (tr. by Léon Rocques)
XII – 2ème Arabesque – (tr. by Léon Rocques)
XIII – Clair de Lune (“Suite Bergamasque”) – (tr. by Renaud Vergnet)
XIV – Nuages (“Nocturnes”) – (tr. by Renaud Vergnet)