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Pr lude l'apr s-midi d'un faune, known in English as Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun, is a symphonic poem for orchestra by Claude Debussy, approximately 10 minutes in duration. It was composed in 1894 and first performed in Paris on 22 December 1894, conducted by Gustave Doret. The flute solo was played by Georges Barr re.
This book is a meticulously detailed analysis of Debussy's revolutionary score Pr lude l'apr s-midi d'un faune. The analysis isolates aspects of structure, melody and melodic development, harmony, orchestration techniques, and texture. It is intended for students and teachers alike and to serve as a guide to further study and understanding of the remarkable and sensual work.