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Heidenröslein: Variations on a Theme by Franz Schubert

By Franz Schubert, Kayla Roth

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Piano Accompaniment, Trombone, Euphonium - Intermediate - Digital Download
Composed by Franz Schubert, Kayla Roth. 20th Century, Romantic Period, Classical Period, Baroque Period, Contemporary Classical. Score, Set of Parts. 27 pages. Published by Atticus Sounds Publications (S0.280779).

Item Number: S0.280779

From the composer's program notes included with this purchase:

"I have taken Schubert’s famous setting and arranged it in a set of musical homages to other composers. I have also included Schubert’s original theme, transposed down to F, and I would recommend playing it twice in the beginning to give your audience a good idea of it.

For most of the pieces, I tried to capture the composer’s overall style; however, there are a few particular pieces that are either quoted or used as the stylistic basis, as follows:

Mozart - I based this variation, stylistically, on Piano Concerto No. 21 in C major
(K.467), specifically movement two (Andante), as well as some of his earliest childhood
piano compositions. Symphony 40 in G minor (K.550) is quoted rhythmically.

Strauss, Jr. - For inspiration, I used “Du und Du”, Op. 367, a waltz that is derived from
various parts of his beloved operetta, Die Fledermaus. I quoted rhythms from this, as
well as from “Frühlingsstimmen”, Op. 410.

Joplin - I didn’t base this on any particular piece of Joplin’s; I tried to include elements
that are common in his rags (a short introduction, arpeggiated diminished seventh
chords, chromaticism, syncopation over a “boom-chuck”). Perhaps the best advice comes
from Joplin himself: “Don’t play this piece fast. It is never right to play ragtime fast."

Porter - I had to include an offering from the Great American Songbook! Frank Sinatra
recorded several of Porter’s well-known tunes in the 1940s, such as “Easy To Love”,
“Night and Day”, and “I Love You”; his renditions of these songs are heavy on the
schmaltz and sentimentality, which is exactly what I was trying to achieve in this
variation.

Bach - The minor variation! I had Fugue in G minor, BWV 578 (“Little Fugue”) in mind
when writing this.

der Jodelkönig - As “Heidenröslein” is a strophic, folk-songesque German piece, I
thought it fitting to end the variations with an imitation of traditional Alpine yodeling.  It
is named in honor of Franzl Lang, the Yodelking."


Thank you for your interest in this piece! For more euphonium/trombone literature, be sure to check out the rest of Atticus Sounds Publications' selections here on Sheet Music Plus.

Approximately 7 minutes; for solo euphonium or trombone and piano.

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