Debussy - Jimbo's Lullaby
Claude Debussy was born in France in 1862 His obvious gift at the piano sent him to the Paris Conservatory at age 11. Debussy won the Prix de Rome at age 22 which financed two years of further musical study in Rome. By the turn of the century Debussy had established himself as the leading figure of French music. He succumbed to colon cancer at the age of 55.
"Children's Corner" was composed for Debussy's daughter. No. 2 of the set is 'Jimbo's Lullaby'. The melody is largely carried in the lower voices which is an attraction for me to try a recorder orchestra arrangement.
'Jimbo's Lullaby' combined with 'The Little Shepherd' and 'Golliwogg's Cakewalk' which is available on IMSLP would make a very nice section in a program.
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