In 1908, fourteen years after composing the Prélude à l'Après-midi d'un faune, Claude Debussy completed the piano suite, Children’s Corner, which was dedicated to his daughter “Chouchou.” The sixth and final movement, Golliwogg’s Cakewalk, is a delightfully clever miniature that demonstrates Debussy’s recognition of two major trends in late nineteenth century music: the innovative ragtime rhythms of American culture, and a "tribute" to Richard Wagner by including a quotation from the famous opera, Tristan and Isolde.


  • Piccolo
  • 4 C Flutes
  • Alto Flute
  • Bass Flute
  • Contrabass Flute/Contralto Flute (optional)