Variations on a Theme of Rossini for Mixed Flute Trio
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These Chopin Variations are very popular exam material and this skillful arrangement will give students a chance to explore the piece before taking the plunge with the solo version. In D major rather than orginal key of E, the melodic and variation material is passed mainly between the two C flutes. There are exceptions though and the slow variation starts with the alto flute. Fun for both players and audience, there is plenty of mileage to be had in this useful transcription which makes it great value too!
From the Publisher
These brilliant variations were composed by Chopin in 1824. The theme is taken from the final aria of Rossini´s opera ´Cenerentola´ (Cinderella) where the heroine bids a joyous farewell to all her days spent as a house-keeper. Hurrah! In this virtuosic arrangement the tricky bits are shared between the top two instuments, (with the Alto taking the lead in the slow variation) making it a little less exhausting than the original, but just as much fun!
Performance duration (approx): 6'30
Difficulty level, roughly compared to ABRSM exam grades. 0 is beginner, 9 is advanced (beyond grade 8).