La Puerta del Vino
The Wine Gate - Prelude 3 from Book 2 of Claude Debussy's Preludes for large brass ensemble.
Book 2 of Debussy's Preludes was first published in Paris on April 19, 1913, just six weeks before the first performance of Stravinsky’s "Rite of Spring."
La puerta del vino is written about one of the grand entracne gates to the city of Granada and was inspired by a postcard Debussy received from Spanish composer Manuel de Falla. Debussy uses the habanera rhythm and the score calls for the music to be played “with brusque opposition of extreme violence and passionate sweetness.”
Percussion parts are optional but highly recommended.
444.12 perc - Trumpet in E flat, Piccolo Trumpet in B flat, Trumpet in B flat (doubling Flugelhorn), Flugelhorn, 4 Horns, 3 Tenor Trombones, Bass Trombone, Euphonium, 2 Tubas, 1 Percussion (Tambourine & Suspended Cymbal)
Grade 5 - advanced college/university or professional ensemble
Full score and parts in PDF available for download.