The Little White Donkey

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The Little White Donkey (Le petit âne blanc) is a piece for piano by the French composer Jacques Ibert.

It is the second piece from his suite of 10 pieces called Histoires, written in 1922, and is in the key of F-sharp major.[1]

It was later orchestrated. It is frequently taught to children learning to play the piano,[2][3] and is known for its staccato rhythm.[4]


  1. ^ IMSLP
  2. ^ Grade teacher, Volume 78, CCM Professional Magazines, 1960
  3. ^ This is music: for kindergarten and nursery school, Adeline (Denham) McCall, Allyn and Bacon, 1965
  4. ^ The Little White Donkey, Jacques Ibert, Maurice Hinson, Alfred Pub Co Inc, 1999