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Variations on one string on a theme by Rossini, Op.24

Classical/Instrumental • 1818 • Alternative Title: Moses Fantasy, Variazioni di bravura

Variations on one string on a theme by Rossini

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Violin, Viola, Cello, Double bass
Scored for
Solo, Sextet, String orchestra
Type of score
Full score, Parts
D minor
Mladen Spasinovici
Mladen Spasinovici
Very difficult
This particular set of variations was composed on a stirring theme from Rossini’s tragic opera, Mose in Egitto (Moses in Egypt). In the opera, the tune is sung by Moses on the shore of the Red Sea, who prays for deliverance from Pharaoh’s pursuing army; his prayer is triumphantly answered, and the bad guys meet their doom in the water. Requiring many of the same technical acrobatics as Paganini’s other works, this piece makes a great recital finale or encore!

In this cello arrangement I added a few musical easter eggs hidden in the strings's accompaniment. Enjoy this lovely piece!
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