DTR001a Theme and Variations on 'Early One Morning' - Traditional


Inspired by Beethoven's set of variations on Mozart's "La ci darem la mano" for oboe trio, this theme and 4 variations is designed to be a fun challenge for advanced oboes. Based on the popular folk song there are 2 fast variations, a jolly gallop and a melancholy minor key section, finishing off with a coda returning to the style of the opening theme.

Need a duet partner? Play-along videos with the oboist/arranger Anna Cooper are available to download.  Click here to go to the Play-Along page! 

Grading: 7 to 8

Duration: 2'48

Composer: Traditional

Arranger: Cooper, A.

Instrumentation: Oboe Duet: 2 Obs.

Listen to a sample: