Music by Daniel Dorff


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Andante con Variazioni for Flute and Bb Clarinet (4')

ANDANTE CON VARIAZIONI was composed in July 1975, following my freshman year in college, as a birthday present for flutist Sharon Ostow Rousmaniere.

Eager to compose a theme and variations for the first time, after becoming familiar with the genre from Beethoven to Ginastera, I developed a theme with an easily trackable melody and harmonic profile, so I could explore special textures in each of the 5 variations and keep the theme feeling present regardless of how far the actual surface varied.

- RECORDING on Albany TROY1404; Leonard Garrison flute, 
Shannon Scott clarinet.  
-EXCERPTS FROM THE CD:
        Variation 2
        Variation 5

IMPROVEMENTS IN THE 2013 PRINTING:
Variation II, tempo should be 78-82
Variation IV, the clarinetist may use an A Clarinet here (fingering a half-step higher)

last updated 6/22/14
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