Themes on a Variation, Op.3

Little, J. D. (2007) Themes on a Variation, Op.3. [Compositions]

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This work derives most of its melodic and motivic material from the notes G, B flat, C, D and E flat – to which the timpani are tuned. This enables the timpani to participate in much of the melodic material that emerges from the given notes.

The most prominent theme to emerge can best be heard on the two solo glockenspiels – this theme itself being a variation of the old English carol, "This is the truth sent from above".

The work is scored for 2 trumpets, horn, euphonium, trombone, tuba (in C), timpani and 2 percussion (9 players in total). Separate transposing parts are available for each of the instruments.

Duration: ca.14 mins.

ISMN M720060101. ASCAP/MCPS Registered.

Publication Type: Compositions
Uncontrolled Keywords: Brass and Percussion, Themes on a Variation, This is the truth sent from above
Subjects: M Music and Books on Music > M Music
Divisions: Academic Areas > Conservatoire
Media of Output: Print Music
Composition Type: Brass and Percussion
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Depositing User: Jonathan Little
Date Deposited: 23 Dec 2016 11:30
Last Modified: 22 Aug 2017 11:17

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