Mother Goose is one of the most loved of Maurice Ravel's works. Inspired by the young children of close friends, he wrote Five Children's Pieces, and called the collection Mother Goose, even though the stories come from a variety of sources. The pieces are short, simple, and descriptive, but are none-the-less ravishing, and beautifully showcase Ravel's genius and compositional skills.
Now for the first time, the entire work has been transcribed for solo harp by harpist Carl Swanson. Each of the original five movements has been carefully edited, making the pieces playable on solo harp, while keeping the spirit that Ravel intended. Here is a valuable addition to the harp repertoire by one of the greatest composers of the 20th century, Maurice Ravel.