Rollover image for closeup
Arden VariationsItem #: AL.00-24673
Note: This item will not arrive in time for Christmas.
Unrated ( Be the first to review this item )
Composed by John F. Edmunds.
Alfred Concert Band. Level: 4 (Medium Difficult). Conductor Score & Parts. 302 pages. Published by Alfred Publishing. (AL.00-24673)
Free Shipping on this item in orders above $199
Arden Variations is a theme and variations form in three movements, each replete with melodic, harmonic, and rhythmic variations on the simple 8-measure chorale theme of the opening Prelude. Originally intended as an analytical study for students in the composer's Advanced Harmony course at Louisiana State University, the piece seemed to demand further development as each new harmonic device was introduced. Its frequent distant-key modulations and varied rhythmic excursions keep the simple melody alive and interesting throughout its six-and-a-half minute length.