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Ma Mere L'oye (Mother Goose Suite)

By Maurice Ravel

Piano four-hands - Late Intermediate
Composed by Maurice Ravel (1875-1937). Edited by Gayle Lancaster. Duet or Duo; Masterworks; Piano Duet (1 Piano, 4 Hands); Solo Small Ensembles. Alfred Masterwork Edition. Form: Suite. Impressionistic. Collection. With performance notes and historical notes. 40 pages. Alfred Music #00-22554. Published by Alfred Music (AP.22554).

Item Number: AP.22554

ISBN 9780739034163. 9x12 inches. English.

Ma mere l'oye (Mother Goose Suite) is typical of Ravel's style with its modal melodies, use of dance forms and rhythmic precision. For this suite, Ravel selected favorite French fairy tales with references to fantasy, dreams and legends of childhood, and provided simple and delicate settings for piano duet (one piano, four hands). Although featuring childhood themes, Ma mere l'oye is at the late intermediate to early advanced level. This teaching/performance edition contains the suite in its entirety and is based on the first edition published by Durand in 1910. Editors Gayle Kowalchyk and E. L. Lancaster have included expert fingering suggestions and hand redistributions for technical ease, and have suggested ways to perform grace notes and glissandi in footnotes. The primo and secondo parts are on separate pages with measure numbers in both parts for easy reference. Late intermediate to early advanced.

  • Ma mere l'oye (Mother Goose Suite) 
  • Pavane de la belle au bois dormant 
  • Petit poucet 
  • Laideronnette, imperatrice des pagodes 
  • Les entretiens de la belle et de la bete 
  • Le jardin feerique 

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  • 5

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  • February 04, 2012 Ravel Ma Mere L'oye

    I've ordered Ravel Ma Mere L'oye Because 2 of my piano students worked on this piano duo for the French Music concert It was a wonderful copy with clear big notes,dynamics and fingering ,easy to read Finely my student performed it with a big success at the...

    Young Artists Piano Duo Concert at SF. Conservatory Thanks to the Sheet Music Plus for their quick service Libby

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  • January 17, 2012 Easier side of Ravel

    This set is fun to play with a colleague with at least intermediate level skills. Great for teacher and advancing student too. It affords a softer introduction to Ravel's piano music as the writing is less dense but with its own interpretative challenges. Good for tackling colors and modes...


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    Stuttgart DE
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  • April 05, 2007 great Quality!

    only in 3rd piece (Laideronnette) there are small mistakes. :p

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