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Blue Work


Variations on a Baroque Theme

for string quartet

Year:  2016   ·  Duration:  10m 10s

Year:  2016
Duration:  10m 10s

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Matthew Beardsworth: Variat...

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An original composition for string quartet long in the making, Variations on a Baroque Theme takes a melody I composed way back in high school in 2014, and turns it into seven unique variations, using both the standard toolbox of musical development tools (inversion, retrograde, fragmentation, tempo) and different styles and genres (Latin 5/4, Russian canon, cinematic march).


Contents note

Theme
Variation I: Vivace
Variation II: Minor
Variation III: Inversion
Variation IV: Minor Inversion
Variation V: Latin
Variation VI: Russian Canon/Lament
Variation VII: Cinematic March
Theme (Coda)