"IV. Ballet" from Petite Suite

Performing and recording arrangements has become an important part of our musical work. Through arranging existing pieces ourselves, we are expanding the still rare and young repertoire available for percussion trio. We care a lot about keeping the composers’ intentions and the spirit of the pieces alive, but still show the music in a new context and give it new life.

Although Debussy wrote his Petite Suite originally for piano four hands, nowadays, the Henri Busser arrangement for orchestra is played way more often. Our arrangement gives the structure of the piece a new sonic shape. The Petite Suite is set in the wild and lascivious Parisian leisure life of Debussy's youth. On the weekends, rowing, swimming, drinking, and dancing provided respite for stressed city-dwellers, evoking fantasies of bucolic atmospheres and simpler times. The last movement of the suite, “Ballet,“ elicits dance. Playful melodies and dance-like rhythms alternate between a two-four rhythm and a waltz.

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