Invention on Mozart's 11-tone Surprise

for Flute and Bb Clarinet

Daniel Dorff (composer)


  • Flute
  • Clarinet in B


“Hidden in plain sight,” the last movement of Mozart’s Symphony No. 40 sneaks in a development section that begins with a jarring 11-tone parody of the movement’s main theme. Dorff’s oddly charming two-part invention parodies the parody, transforming Mozart’s surprise into a series of variants occasionally teasing at other familiar repertoire. Published as a set of two performance scores. Hear it at
SKU: 114-42290
Duration: 6:00
Publisher: Theodore Presser Company
Product Type: Set of Performance Scores
Page count: 32
UPC: 6-80160-68848-7
ISBN: 978-1-4911-3618-8
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