Monday, January 3, 2011

Theme and Variations

It's been a while since I've posted a piece (working on several new ones that aren't done yet), so here's an old one from around 8th or 9th grade, a pretty simple, traditional theme and variations in B-flat major. I found my original manuscript of this recently and although it's barely (if at all) worth sharing, I do like the second variation, so go ahead and suffer through the rest of it for that. All of the sections -- the theme and the three variations -- are repeated, and for some reason I followed these with a coda section in G minor, which I now find rather strange, but it is the relative minor key of B-flat major, and the second half of the second variation does at least hint at it, so I decided to leave it as originally written.