Music by Daniel Dorff
music for flute
music for clarinet
PROGRAM NOTES by the composer
Andante con Variazioni for Flute and Bb Clarinet (4½')
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,