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Ravel - "Mother Goose" (Ma Mère l’Oye), arranged for Piano solo

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By Maurice Ravel

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Piano Solo - Advanced - Digital Download
Composed by Maurice Ravel (1875-1937). Arranged by Len Rhodes. 20th Century, Impressionistic, Mother's Day, Wedding, Recital. Solo Part. 8 pages. Published by Len Rhodes Music Inc (S0.386271).

Item Number: S0.386271

Len Rhodes has transcribed Ravel's orchestral suite for piano solo. In his book "Impressionism", author Pierre Courthion writes how "Ravel's Mother Goose Suite seems like a musical commentary to Monet's Waterlilies." Len has titled his transcription  - "Reflections" - containing the main movements from "Mother Goose" (Ma Mère l’Oye), with beautifully crafted segue's that create uninterrupted flow from movement to movement. Ravel originally wrote this ballet as a charming, delicate and imaginative suite of fairytale pieces. This transcription is a continuous work featuring - (i) the Prelude, (ii) Pavane de la Belle au Bois dormant (Pavane of the Sleeping Beauty), (iii) Les entretiens de la Belle et de la Bête (Conversation of Beauty and the Beast), (iv) Petit Poucet (Little Tom Thumb), and Le jardin féerique (The Fairy Garden). It is suitable for the more advanced (ABRSM grade 6/7) pianist, but will be appreciated by all lovers of Ravel, and Ma Mère l’Oye in particular. The music contains some larger chords so not entirely suitable for small hands. This is an extended work - 8 pages of music.

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