Le Petit Nègre (Cakewalk)
By Claude Debussy / arr. Allan Small
Item: 00-14351
UPC: 038081153766
ISBN 10: 073902146X
ISBN 13: 9780739021460
PRICE: $3.50
Series: Simply Classics Solos
Category: Piano Solo
Format: Sheet
Instrument: Piano
Level: Late Intermediate
A "cakewalk" is an African-American dance that began in the 1800s and became popular in minstrel shows at the turn of the 20th century. It features syncopated, ragtime-like music to which a couple struts arm and arm using high steps. Debussy wrote Le petit Nègre in 1909 for another composer's elementary piano method. He closely modeled it after his successful "Golliwog's Cakewalk," the conclusion of his six-movement suite, Children's Corner, composed the previous year.

This is a Simplified Masterwork Solo.