The musical form theme and variations became popular as a cornet showpiece in the early 1900s. Simple themes or popular folk songs from a variety of cultures were used. The lyrical theme would be played, then a series of variations followed demonstrating the technical skill and virtuosity of the player. Often triple tonguing and/or range extremes were used as showoff devices. The most famous of these cornet theme and variations is the Carnival of Venice.
Arranged by Del Staigers
Difficulty: Grade 3
Order Code: CB29155
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