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Le Petit Negre



 Genre: Classical

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Composed by Claude Debussy, 1909 with the influence of a cakewalk or early Ragtime. Orchestrated and arranged from piano midi with various synths & soundfonts.

Photo: Debussy and daughter on a picnic in the early 20th century.
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Uploaded: Mar 08, 2008 - 01:44:24 PM
Last Updated: Jun 13, 2008 - 03:28:43 PM Last Played: Jul 08, 2019 - 05:25:54 PM
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Feter said 4245 days ago (March 8th, 2008)
this is
Excellent Scotty !
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thetiler said 4245 days ago (March 8th, 2008)
I am Debussy fan
It is always a treat when MO uploads one.

This one has a very echoey synth sound that is interesting to hear.

And of course the pics and description are real highlights at your site here. They are among my favs to come to here at MJ!

Thanks for sharing MO
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guitapick said 4245 days ago (March 8th, 2008)
I love...
...Debussy...love what you did with this...makes me want to get "Maid With the Flaxen Hair" back under my fingers...

Great stuff, Scotty...
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dirigent said 4245 days ago (March 8th, 2008)
Le Petit Negre
What a fun piece :-) Excellent take on that - like Debussy playing around with a synthesizer. Good work and a pleasure to listen :-)
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drakonis said 4244 days ago (March 9th, 2008)
Scotty Carlos & Ragtime MOOG!
Funny, I was just debating with my dad about how it actually takes a lot of talent to re-invent something like this by choosing appropriate synth-instruments and make it sound fresh and fun. He is a classical purist and has always hated the "Switched on Bach" stuff (but secretly loved the Spike Jones spoofs, whatever..)

Anyway, I appreciate the fact that anybody can just assign weird synths to a piece... but it takes a master with a keen ear to expand a piano piece out to a fuller orchestra, and choose synths that complement the piece and add true whimsy to the music. As always, you have done both of these VERY well!

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Lightman- said 4242 days ago (March 11th, 2008)
A really happy song... And played in a good way... So much joy in this... Thanks for sharing...
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Bowman said 4241 days ago (March 12th, 2008)
A refreshing twist on a charming work from the turn of the last century.
Well done,

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WeAreNotPerfekt said 4235 days ago (March 18th, 2008)
Interesting piece
Interesting piece. Funky arrangement.

I didn't know Debussy ever made anything like this...

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Moviz said 4230 days ago (March 23rd, 2008)
Such a
nice take and arrangement on this pretty well known piece/ Sounds really original and so well played, regards M
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said 4229 days ago (March 24th, 2008)
Le Petit Negre
The synths work quite well in this piece. I like how your orchestrated this well known work! It kind of has a video game sound to it now, perfect, as this was a litle piece of salon music. Updated salon music!
composerclark said 4209 days ago (April 13th, 2008)
Love it
I love the sounds you use here; they convey a 'classic synthesis' feel to me, bringing to mind Tomita and others who brought the Moog to public attention back in the late '60s. Very clever, and very tastefully done. You are building a very impressive catalog of work!
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said 4193 days ago (April 29th, 2008)
Wonderful as always coming from you Mr. Scott!
Enjoyed the choice of sounds... Cool!

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Skean said 4180 days ago (May 12th, 2008)
A very sweet take on this... simply beautiful.
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magnatone said 4177 days ago (May 14th, 2008)
Le Petite Negre
sorry I'm so late to the party here - this is REALLY cool. Like the synth sounds, and, as was said earlier, the "refreshing twist". thanks!
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EEFliess said 4167 days ago (May 24th, 2008)
Le Petit Negre
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paul f. page said 2086 days ago (February 4th, 2014)
...composition AND your arrangement of it is just so much fun to listen to. You make great choice with your synth sounds and I enjoyed listening to this very much, indeed.
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