Mozart's Little Star Variations was premiered by Junior Trinity Wind Orchestra conducted by Leo Geyer on the 19th of March 2016 at the Blackheath Concert Halls.
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 re-imagined for wind orchestra.
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
2, picc, 2, E flat Cl, 3, Bcl, 2, Cbsn, 4 Sax / 2, 3, 3, Euph, 1 / Timp, 3 Perc
Mozart's Little Star Variations are available to purchase for £50 excluding postage.