Girl with the Flaxen Hair
By Claude Debussy / arr. David Marlatt
Eighth Note Publications
Brass Ensemble - Quintet
Score & Parts
Brass Quintet & Solo Trumpet
The Girl With The Flaxen Hair and Golliwog’s Cakewalk are two of Claude Debussy’s most popular piano works. It has been said that The Girl With The Flaxen Hair, with its impressionistic and progressive harmonies, may have been a significant influence for many jazz artists of the century. The use of Flugel horns within the quintet creates a warm accompanying texture under the brilliance of the Piccolo. This solo is not for everyone as it soars up to high Ab’s on more than one occasion - in fact it ends on one being held at pp for 3 bars!
This arrangement is for Jens Lindemann and has been recorded (with piano accompaniment) on his CD Flying Solo which is available on the Marquis Classics label.