Air and Variations
By Joseph Kreines
Item: 00-24686S
UPC: 038081278209
PRICE: $7.00
Series: Young Symphonic
Category: Concert Band
Format: Conductor Score
Instrument: Concert Band
Level: 2 (Medium Easy)
"Air and Variations" is designed to expose students to the variation form through the use of contrasting styles, tempi and meters. The work opens with a statement of the theme presented by flute, clarinet and trumpet in legato, lyric style. Variation 1 is a "toccata" featuring marcato eighth notes, providing a rhythmic version of the theme. Variation 2 is a "romance" with the theme presented in a slow, expressive setting. Variation 3 is a gently lilting "waltz" with the theme appearing in flutes and trumpets. Variation 4 is a stately, triumphant processional-style "march" which provides the conclusion of the work. This title is available in SmartMusic.