Debussy's Syrinx

Case Study Report: Debussy's Syrinx (La Flûte de Pan)

  • Raffaele Viglianti, London

Syrinx (La Flûte de Pan) by Claude Debussy (1862 - 1918) is a short piece for flute solo originally composed as a theatrical interlude called La Flûte de Pan. Comparing the first edition (published posthumously in 1927), a manuscript discovered in 1991, a 1996 edition, and a 1922 Music and Letters article by the first performer of La Flûte de Pan, this report investigates the potential of digital representation and presentation of comparative editions of music using MEI.