Syrinx (1913), written for solo flute by French composer Claude Debussy, was originally planned to be used as incidental music to an uncompleted play entitled Psyche.
This transcription is a setting of the famous piece for solo tuba. Much detail has been taken to ensure that the expression markings help the performer convey the mythical legend of the Greek God Pan and the nymph Syrinx, for which this piece is titled for. Being familar with the legend associated with this piece will greatly aid the performer in “painting” a believable portrait for listeners of Pan and Syrinx.
The trills that occur in this arrangement can be omitted; however they do add a nice, coloring effect.