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

SM-000324223
Alternative title Moses Fantasy, Variazioni di bravura
ComposerNiccolò Paganini
Arranger 
Mladen Spasinovici
PublisherMladen Spasinovici
Genre Classical / Instrumental
Instrumentation Violin, Viola, Cello, Double bass
Scored forSolo, Sextet, String orchestra
Type of scoreFull score, Parts
Key D minor
Duration 9'0"
Difficulty Very difficult
Year of composition 1818
Description
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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