Theme and Variations (2012)

for Bassoon

Rachel Koeth, bassoon

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Duration: 6.5 min.

Premiere: Performed by Rachel Koeth at the Stony Brook University Composers’ Concert on March 21, 2012.

In this free play on the idea of theme and variations, a tonal melody is presented, pulled apart over the course of several short movements, and then put back together again.