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Peacock Variations

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Zoltán Kodály

Zoltán Kodály (arr. Cober)

General Info

Year: 1939 / 2006
Duration: c. 26:30
Difficulty: VI (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: De Haske
Cost: Score and Parts - €273.00   |   Score Only - €44.00


Full Score
C Piccolo/Flute III
Flute I-II
Oboe I-II
English Horn
Bassoon I-II
Eb Clarinet I-II
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
B-flat Bass Clarinet
E-flat Alto Saxophone I-II
B-flat Tenor Saxophone I-II
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
B-flat Bass Saxophone
Flugelhorn I-II
B-flat Trumpet I-II-III
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II
Bass Trombone
String Bass
Percussion, including:

  • Crash Cymbals
  • Bells
  • Triangle


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

The Hungarian composer Zoltán Kodály (1882-1967) based almost all his works on traditional Hungarian folk music, as did his contemporary and compatriot Béla Bartók. His Peacock Variations (1939) are based on the melody of one of the oldest Hungarian traditional songs Felszállott a Páva, which means peacock in Hungarian, and consists of numerous variations on the main theme. Conductor and arranger Jan Cober has arranged a faithful version of this superb work.

-Program Note from publisher


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