The theme from the first movement of Mozart’s Sonata K.331 is one of Wolfgang’s most recognizable and cherished melodies. James L. King III’s duet arrangement for late elementary players (it’s not really not far out of the reach of elementary players) offers students reinforcement in dotted-quarter-eighth note rhythms, hand position changes, and scale fingering. The entire theme has been arranged, unlike many early-level arrangements of this melody that just use the first half of the theme. The piece is engraved with a “facing pages” layout.
Key: C Major
Mood: sweet, enchanting
Pedagogy: dotted quarter-eighth note rhythms, 16th notes (in Primo, optional), scale fingering, limited hand position changes, ensemble playing