Leo Geyer

composer | conductor

Mozart's 

Little Star Variations 2016

re-imagined for chamber orchestra 

(also version for wind orchestra) 

Commissioned by Trinity Laban Conservatoire for Music and Dance and first performed at Blackheath Concert Halls on the 19th March 2016 by the Junior Wind Orchestra, conducted by the composer.

Duration

6'

Chamber Orchestra Scoring

2, picc, 2, 2, 2 | 2, 3, 1, 0 | Timp, 3 Perc

Wind Orchestra Scoring

2, picc, 2, E flat Cl, 3, Bcl, 2, Cbsn, 4 Sax | 2, 3, 3, Euph, 1 | Timp, 3 Perc

Programme Note

The 25-year-old Mozart composed 12 variations for piano on the French folk song Ah! vous diraj-je, maman, a melody first appearing in 1761 and later used for many children’s songs including Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star. In this arrangement the theme and ten of the variations have been reimagined for wind orchestra.  

Availability 

This music is available to hire. Please get in touch. The score may be purchased for £15.00 excluding postage.

Perusal Score

Please note that this music is in copyright and it is illegal to copy or perform from the perusal score. 

Performance History 

19th Mar 2016 - Trinity Laban Conservatoire for Music & Dance, Blackheath Halls