Rhapsody for saxophone adapted for English horn and orchestra


82 pages, 29,7 x 42 cm

English horn and orchestra

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Adaptation for English horn by Gilles Silvestrini

On the occasion of the 100th anniversary of Claude Debussy's death, François Leleux asked me to re-orchestrate the Rhapsody for saxophone and orchestra for an adaptation for English horn.

The orchestration by Jean Roger-Ducasse (1919) had to be completely rethought - the character and volume of the English horn being the opposite of the saxophone. 

There was another problem: Debussy's manuscript does not always provide for the attribution of the solos in a certain way, so I had to find new solutions to the existing adaptations. In particular, I entrusted the soloist with passages taken from the orchestra, in order to give him or her a place of honor. 

But my main concern was to create the most faithful poetic climate to Debussy.


Oboe, Flutes, Bassoon, Clarinets, English horn solo, 4 Horns, Harp, Alti, Violins 1-2, Cello, Double bass, Percussion, Timpani.

Orchestra equipment available for rent on request.

Duration : 00:10:30
Material : Full score
Date of publication : 2022
Style : Impressionist
Code EAN : 9790232117416
Level : (2 to 5/8) Easy to medium
Output format : Printed format
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