Binnette Lipper (1939-2016)
Duration (in minutes): 15'39;
Difficulty: Medium (college/community)
Category: orchestra and chamber orchestra
Instruments: horn, tenor saxophone
Description: Commission and premiere, Hoff-Barthelson Music School, May 1992; Theme and 5 variations for chamber orchestra; suitable for students. Each variation highlights one instrument or group, and can be excerpted from the piece to stand on its own as a separate work.
The variations are orchestrated thus: Theme: Solo clarinet; Var. 1: 4 flutes (or multiples); Var. 2: piano solo; Var. 3: horn, 2 trumpets, 2 trombones; Var. 4: flute, clarinet, piano; Var. 5: 4 flutes, 4 clarinets, 4 saxophones.