Claude Debussy
Suite Bergamasque

About Claude Debussy's Suite Bergamasque

Originally composed in 1890, the Suite Bergamasque was not published until 1905. It is unclear how much of it was revised during the fifteen-year interval.
The work could be regarded as Debussy’s tribute to French Baroque harpsichordists like Rameau and Couperin. Another source of inspiration was Paul Verlaine’s poem “Clair de lune”, which also references a so called “bergamask”, a rustic Italian dance.
Clair de lune
is also the title of third movement, which has become one of the most well-known pieces of the entire piano literature.
Debussy changed the titles of this and the concluding piece only shortly before publication – they were originally named Promenade sentimentale and Pavane.

Preview TitleKey Year Level
1. Prelude   in F Major by Debussy piano sheet music AAB 1. Prelude 17 F Major 1890 7
2. Minuet   in A Minor by Debussy piano sheet music AAC 2. Minuet 30 A Minor 1890 7
3. Clair de Lune    in D-flat Major by Debussy piano sheet music AAD 3. Clair de Lune 6 D-flat Major 1890 7
4. Passepied   in F-sharp Minor by Debussy piano sheet music AAE 4. Passepied 20 F-sharp Minor 1890 7

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