Annie Laurie – Variations for cornet or euphonium and piano (Wilfred Heaton) PDF download
Wilfred Heaton composed his Variations on Annie Laurie in 1938 for cornet and piano. He was an admirer of the music of Erik Leidzen and the influence of the Swedish-American composer can be detected in the easy flow of the music. Heaton subsequently made three versions of the work with brass band accompaniment.
After a dramatic opening, the music takes the soloist on a white-knuckle ride of virtuosity in three contrasting variations.
Grade 6 (soloist)
Duration 9 mins
Price £8.50 (Download only)