Mozart – 12 variations in C on Ah! vous dirai-je, maman

Activity Instructions:

Play in background before class as students and parents enter. Allow children to play with an instrument not used in the lesson plan.

Historical information:

Twelve Variations on “Ah vous dirai-je, Maman”, K. 265/300e, is a piano composition by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, composed when he was around 25 years old (1781 or 1782). This piece consists of twelve variations on the French folk song “Ah! vous dirai-je, maman”. The French melody first appeared in 1761, and has been used for many children’s songs, such as “Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star”, “Baa, Baa, Black Sheep” and the “Alphabet Song”. (from Wikipedia)