Variations on a Theme By Rossini composed by Frederic Chopin (1810-1849). Arranged by Mel Orriss. For flute trio: 2 flutes, alto flute. Flutets series. Grade 7 to 9. Score and parts. Duration 6'30. Published by Wonderful Winds (WN.C002).
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!