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Title

Washington Variations: A New Composition for Solo Violin

Presentation Type

Creative Performance

Abstract

This graduate composition recital took place on 5 February 2019 at 8:00 pm in Davis Hall. The compositions on the program included: Washington Variations for Solo Violin, Utopy for Alto Saxophone and Piano, Freedom Concerto for Clarinet Quintet, and Four Songs on Liberty. This presentation will feature Washington Variations performed by Bethany Washington. Washington Variations, the most recent composition on this program, began as a short one-movement work for the Composition studio recital on November 2018. After the premiere performance, I decided that the music needed a second movement that was faster and developed more of the musical themes presented in the first movement. My aim for this composition was to develop thematic materials and explore the intricacies of the violin. The form is a theme with free variations in two movements. In the first movement, one motivic idea is transformed into interesting, and unique derivatives while maintaining the integrity of the motivic material.

Start Date

3-4-2019 12:00 PM

End Date

3-4-2019 2:00 PM

Faculty Advisor

Dr. Jonathan Schwabe

Department

School of Music

File Format

application/pdf

Embargo Date

4-30-2019

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Apr 3rd, 12:00 PM Apr 3rd, 2:00 PM

Washington Variations: A New Composition for Solo Violin

This graduate composition recital took place on 5 February 2019 at 8:00 pm in Davis Hall. The compositions on the program included: Washington Variations for Solo Violin, Utopy for Alto Saxophone and Piano, Freedom Concerto for Clarinet Quintet, and Four Songs on Liberty. This presentation will feature Washington Variations performed by Bethany Washington. Washington Variations, the most recent composition on this program, began as a short one-movement work for the Composition studio recital on November 2018. After the premiere performance, I decided that the music needed a second movement that was faster and developed more of the musical themes presented in the first movement. My aim for this composition was to develop thematic materials and explore the intricacies of the violin. The form is a theme with free variations in two movements. In the first movement, one motivic idea is transformed into interesting, and unique derivatives while maintaining the integrity of the motivic material.