This set of 12 variations on a theme by the 16th century
Arcadelt, was composed for guitarist James Marron
in 1993. The
opening four variations
progress in the traditional manner of increased rhythmic diminutions.
5 & 6 are chromatic variations. Variations 7, 8 & 9 explore
stylistic possibilities incorporating rock, pop and blues idioms into
variations process. Variations 10,11, & 12 form an extended coda
each variation reworking the theme rhythmically and at an increasingly
faster tempo. The mp3 excerpt features James Marron on guitar.
recorded this work on his CD "Spring Rising"