One of Debussy’s more recognizable and crowd-pleasing pieces, this arrangement is a challenging piece to perform not for its technical requirements, but more for its expressive demands (dynamics and tempo) and the ability for the ensemble to listen to one another. A conductor is recommended, but not absolutely necessary. It is also recommended to have a middle pan section that can accommodate the sweeping arpeggios found in the quadrophonic part. Most 4-pan configurations can accommodate this role.
Composer: Claude Debussy
Arranger: Jason Schreiber
Instrumentation: T, DT, DS, Q, C, B
B: C2-F3 (flexible for low Bb basses)