La Fille aux Cheveux de Lin (The Girl with Flaxen Hair) (string quartet)
Title: La Fille aux Cheveux de Lin (The Girl with Flaxen Hair)
Composer: Claude Debussy, arr. David Gable
Instrumentation: Violin 1; Violin 2; Viola; Cello
Printout: 5 pages
Note: Written in 1909-10, The Girl with Flaxen Hair is the eighth of Debussy’s first book of 12 preludes. Inspired by a poem by Charles Marie René Leconte de Lisle, it is intended to evoke images of a youthful girl in a pastoral setting. It is one of the most frequently recorded of all Debussy’s works.