Duration: 2'15" |
Ensemble: chamber orchestra (flute oboe clarinet bassoon horn harp violin viola cello double bass)
|MP3 performance (Sibelius)|
This prelude was influenced by a poem of the same title from Leconte de Lisle's "Poèmes antiques". Debussy uses a pentatonic scale to conjour up a Scottish atmosphere. I have attempted to evoke the delicate sonorities of the original piano version by using a chamber-sized orchestra, with the melody woven between woodwind, horn and strings.