Very young children are usually introduced to music by popular nursery rhymes. Despite – or thanks to – their apparent simplicity, these short melodies often offer many accompaniment possibilities, from the simpliest to the most complex. I cared to preserve the rather classical style of these rhymes, with a discrete polyphonic writing, while attempting to awaken little children's attraction for the expressive and diverse colours of a harmony that enriches without modifying these little melodies. I hope that this presentation can contribute to the musical development of children, as well as to the recollection of enjoyable childhood memories for the older.
llustrations by Alexandre Flenghi