Peacock Variations by Zoltan Kodaly (1882-1967). Arranged by Jan Cober. For Concert band. Symphonic Series. Grade 6. Score and set of parts. Duration 0:26:37. Published by Beriato Music (BT.0604-1-313).
The Hungarian composer Zoltan Kodaly (1882-1967) based almost all his works on traditional Hungarian folk music, as did his contemporary and compatriot Bela Bartok. His Peacock Variations (1939) are based on the melody of one of the oldest Hungarian traditional songs Felszallott a Pava, which means peacock in Hungarian, and consists of numerous variations on the main theme. Conductor and arranger Jan Cober has arranged a faithful version of this superb work.