Variations on a Theme By Rossini composed by Frederic Chopin (1810-1849). Arranged by Mel Orriss. For wind trio: flute, oboe, clarinet in Bb. Pick and Mix series. Grade 7 to 9. Score and parts. Duration 6'30. Published by Wonderful Winds (WN.PXC002).
These brilliant variations (originally for flute) 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 cheekily shared between the three instuments, making it a little less exhausting than the original, but just as much fun!