70 More Variations on "Twinkle Twinkle Little Star"

The tune "Twinkle Twinkle Little Star" has fascinated and irritated composers through the ages. In this second collection Julian Yu has commissioned a staggeringly diverse cornucopia of stylistic arrangements of the tune. Michael Kieran Harvey tackles scores from the frivolous to the frenetic, the fragile to the fragrant, the popular to the profound.

Every composer has responded with good humour and imagination.


Michael Kieran Harvey

Michael Kieran Harvey is one of the foremost interpreters of contemporary piano music of his generation. A champion of Australian music and himself a composer, he regularly commissions new Australian music and has performed with Australia's leading contemporary music ensembles and orchestras.

Track Listing

  1. The Theme: Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star (TTLS) (Traditional)
  2. Ah, vous dirai-je maman Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
  3. Retrograde Canon XU Mendong
  4. The Ride of the Little Star Michael Kieran Harvey
  5. Star Trail Elliott Gyger
  6. A Peculiar Bird QIN Wenchen
  7. Sleepy Star Brenton Broadstock
  8. Choleric Variation on TTLS David DeBoor Canfield
  9. Bagatelle for Akse Stuart Greenbaum
  10. Ballad for Guitar Xiao HU
  11. Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star Ferry Matthew Orlovich
  12. Stallar Fancy David Keeffe
  13. Telonius Monk Mari Takano
  14. Ma Mère, J'Te Kiffe Trop Grave Jean-Pierre Vial
  15. Impression of Australian Grassland LU Pei
  16. Contemplation on a Dwarf Star Courtney Williams
  17. Star Sprint Susan Wood
  18. Miniature Etude: Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star Joanie Chung Yee LEE
  19. Back to ancient China HU Haipeng
  20. Dance of the Golden Snake LIN Tong
  21. Dozing Off LI Qianyun
  22. Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star: Starlight Variation Richard Pressley
  23. Twinkle Fifth Denis Feletto
  24. TTLS Chromatic bass Andrew D. Herring
  25. Autunno Lidio Salvatore Cirillo
  26. Variation for piano on the theme of TTLS SHI Ziwei
  27. Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star in a Greek Dancing Way Sylvia Triantafyllou
  28. Kiss ZHANG Yanpeng
  29. VeYeBe … where the stars twinkle Krisna Setiawan
  30. Twinkle the Greek Xaralambos Nabrozidis
  31. Starry Night (by the lake) HyeKyung LEE
  32. Variation on Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star Jonathan Galton
  33. Twinkle Twinkle Little Samba Star Carole Quaife
  34. Song of the Stars: A loose pop variation of TTLS Jia Jie CHEN
  35. How I Wondered Gareth Rhys Jones
  36. 5/8 Twinkle Thanos Yakas
  37. 372. Twinkle Twinkle Little Star Louis Johnson
  38. Wonderland PAN Minya
  39. Shimmering and Sparks Pat Hanchet
  40. Black Star Tyler Minshew
  41. Hong Kong Dominik Gajdoš
  42. Variation on TTLS (Nuno Peixoto de Pinho) Nuno Peixoto de Pinho
  43. Anton Little Boogie Antanas Kučinskas
  44. Kabuki of Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star Yu KUWABARA
  45. Twinkling Tom Armitage
  46. Variation on TTLS (Cavestany) Rafael Cavastany
  47. Variation: Song Jeffrey Edenberg
  48. Twelve Stars Clarence ZHANG
  49. Una variazione spettrale sul tema TTLS Pawel Siek
  50. Seven Variations on Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star CHU Wanghua
  51. TTLS: a variation for two hands André Luiz Greboge
  52. Prelude in D Minor Alexander Krasnopolsky
  53. Twinkling Light LIU Zhifeng
  54. Where has the Little Star Been? PENG Cheng
  55. The twinkle stars whisper to the moon Man-ngai Tang
  56. Variation on TTLS (Oskolkov) Sergei Oskolkove
  57. Russian Song and Dance on TTLS Michael Roitershtein
  58. Variation on the theme of TTLS (Evgeny Petrov) Evgeny Petrov
  59. Infinite Song Ross James Carey
  60. Then the traveller in the dark Kym Dillon
  61. Variation on TTLS (Panchenko) Elizaveta Panchenko
  62. Twinkle Little Sichuan Opera SONG Mingzhu PANG Yan
  63. Night Song ZHAO Xi
  64. Twinkle Twinkle Icy Stars Martine Wengrow
  65. Fallen Star Anthony Lyons
  66. Space Travel to the Twinkling Stars Ada Nga-Ting LAI
  67. Like a Diamond Vaughan McAlley
  68. Little Star Over the Hall of the Mountain King Marion Gray
  69. Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star (Satoshi Tanaka) Satoshi TANAKA
  70. Scintillation: Scintle, Scintle, Little Star Julian Yu


Julian Yu

The multi-award winning Australian composer Julian Yu employs a musical language imbued with a high degree of elegance and expressiveness, which are both enhanced by an impeccable craft and special attention to detail.

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was a prolific and influential composer of the Classical era. He composed over 600 works, many acknowledged as pinnacles of symphonic, concertante, chamber, piano, operatic, and choral music. He is among the most enduringly popular of classical composers.

Elliott Gyger

Elliott Gyger was born in Sydney, and has been writing music since about the age of ten. His compositional and research interests include the creation of a purely musical sense of drama and narrative, and the multilayered interplay of music and text.

Brenton Broadstock

Brenton Broadstock is now one of Australia's most well established, respected and successful mid-generation composers.

Stuart Greenbaum

With a catalogue of over 185 works written for the concert stage, Stuart Greenbaum’s music is heard regularly in Australia and abroad. Nelson, a 3–act opera with libretto by Ross Baglin, was presented in London in 2005 and premiered in full at the 2007 Castlemaine State Festival. Their second opera, The Parrot Factory, received a 5-show season in 2010 staged by Victorian Opera at The Malthouse.

Vaughan McAlley

Vaughan is Pablo's resident composer and arranger, a capable flautist and french horn player as well as engineer of countless Move CD releases.

Where to buy

70 More Variations on "Twinkle Twinkle Little Star" can be purchased online through Buywell Just Classical or the Australian Music Centre which both offer secure online ordering.

This title is also available in (or can be ordered through) many fine music retailers across Australia, including Thomas’ and Readings.

Product details

List price
$25.00 AUD
Release date
November 2015
© 2015 Move Records
℗ 2015 Move Records
Catalogue number
MD 3405
Alternate catalogue number
EAN 9314574340525