Laideronnette: Impératrice des Pagodes (from Ma mère l'oye )
By Maurice Ravel / arr. Brian Beck
Alfred Concert Band
4 (Medium Advanced)
From Ravel's Mother Goose Suite, this piece tells the tale of a Chinese princess falling under the curse of an evil fairy who transforms her into an ugly little girl. Laideronnette exiles herself from her family and land but is rescued by a green serpent. As their love grows for one another, the curse is lifted, and they live happily ever after on the island of the Pagodas. (3:30) This title is available in SmartMusic.