Home > String trio > Piano Sonata No.11 in A K331: III.Rondo Alla Turca (Turkish March) arranged string trio:vln,vla & vc

One of Mozart’s well known pieces:The Alla Turca is in Rondo form. The last movement of this Piano Sonata:"Alla Turca", popularly known as the "Turkish March", is often heard on its own and is one of Mozart’s best-known piano pieces; it was Mozart himself who titled the rondo "Alla Turca". It imitates the sound of Turkish Janissary bands, the music of which was much in vogue at that time. Various other works of the time imitate this Turkish style, including Mozart’s own opera Die Entführung aus dem Serail. In Mozart’s time, the last movement was sometimes performed on pianos built with a "Turkish stop", allowing it to be embellished with extra percussion effects.

I have have added additional voicings throughout. The end section has an optional 8va for the 1st player…this will give the authentic Turkish feel, if you’re brave enough to do it….LOUD!! Plenty of scales for 1st and 2nd, but fun for all the players!! Arranged for violin,viola and cello with alternative parts for 2.viola (2.vln) and 3.cello (3.vla)

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