Originally composed for piano duet, Debussy's Peite suite was first peformed in Paris by the composer and Jacques Durand at a private hearing on February 2, 1889 and became immediately popular after its publication the same year. Its widespread popularity resulted in demands from the publisher for an orchestral setting. The composer, too busy with new works, ultimately assigned the orchestration task to the conductor Henri Büsser. This is the orchestral version most widely performed and recorded today. This is a new, digitally enhanced reprint of the score originally published in 1908 by A. Durand et Fils, Paris. In contrast to so many of the on-demand scores now available, this one comes with all the pages and the images have been thoroughly checked to make sure it is actually readable.
- IMSLP page
- Wikipedia article