Publication's Style: Soft Cover - Score and Parts
Level of Difficulty: Intermediate/Advanced
General Description: Impressionist French Suite
Catalog Number: 74514
I. Pavane de la Belle au bois dormant
II. Petit Pucet
III. Laideronnette, Imperatrice des Pagodes
IV. Les entretiens de la Belle et de la Bête
V. Le jardin féerique
ENGLISH TRANSLATION OF THE FRENCH TITLES
I. Pavane de la Belle au bois dormant - Pavane of the Sleeping Beauty
II. Petit Poucet - Tom Thumb He thought he could easily find his way because of bread he had scattered wherever he walked. He was rather surprised when he couldn't find a single crumb. The birds had eaten them all.
III. Laideronnette, Impératrice des Pagodes - little Homely (little Plain Jane) (Little Ugly Duckling) Empress of the Pagodas After undressing, she got into the bath, whereas immediately the toy mandarins and mandarinesses started to sing and to play instruments. Some played theorobos made from walnut shells. Some had viols made from almond shells. Of course, instruments had to be sized proportionate to prayers.
IV. Les entretiens de la Belle et de la Béte - Conversations of Beauty and the Beast
Beauty: When I think of your good heart, you don't seem ugly to me.
Beast: I do have a good heart but I am a beast.
Beauty: There are many men more monstrous than you.
Beast: I wish I had the sense to sufficiently compliment you and give thanks for your words. But I am still only a beast.
Beast: Beauty, would you consider becoming my wife?
Beauty: No, Beast.
Beast: I die with happiness because I have the pleasure of seeing you once again.
Beauty: Dear Beast, you shall not die. You will live to become my husband.
The Beast had vanished. At her feet, Beauty observed a prince who was more handsome than Amor. The prince was thanking her for having broken his spell.
V. Le Jardin Féerigue - The Fairy Garden