Alexander S. Weinstangel

Twinkle, Twinkle Little Fugue - An Introduction to the Form of Fugue for Young People

InstrumentationMinimum 1-1-1-1, 1-1-1-0, drum set, strings (but more wwinds and brass may be added)
Lengthca. 7 minutes (with introductory examples)
CommentsIdeal for pops, educational, cross-over, summer. A real orchestral fugue based on "Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star", with a well-written drum-set part underneath. Great young crowd pleaser. Does not demand a lot of rehearsal. Includes an optional introductory section, presenting the theme, counter-subject, diminution, inversion, modulation, etc.
Sourcesscores/parts (purchase): from the composer at
61 Willett Crescent, Richmond Hill, ON L4C 7W2;
Phone/fax: 647-292-4605;
or score (rent) from the Canadian Music Centre:
20 St. Joseph St., Toronto, ON, Canada, M4Y 1J9;
Phone: (416) 961-1660.
ExtrasFormerly available in hand-copied version, the score and parts have now been typeset and self-published.
HistoryCommissioned in 1985 by the Hamilton (Ontario) Philharmonic, for their Student Concerts and Young People Series. Dozens of performances were given that season and ever since.
ContributorDr.A.S.Weinstangel. Affiliate of the Canadian Music Centre; Member of the Canadian League of Composers; Member of the Guild of Canadian Film Composers; composer, conductor, violinist.

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