Variations on a well-known 'mystery' tune – the piece begins at a slow pace with a pedal in the bass instruments, and the tune emerges gradually. Two increases in tempo bring the piece to a prestissimo climax, with an energetic driving rhythm in all the parts. Suitable for players of up to approx Grade 1 standard.
Violin 1 – approx Prep Test to Grade 1
Violin 2 – approx Prep Test to Grade 1
Piano accompaniment (approx Grade 2-3) or Cello 1/2 or Double bass (all approx Prep Test to Grade 1)
Violin 3 – approx Prep Test level (no 4th fingers)
Viola 1 – approx Grade 1
Viola 2 – approx Prep Test level (no 4th fingers)