Noten für Blasorchester Air and Variations
Air and Variations is designed to expose students to the variation form through the use of contrasting styles, tempi and meters. The work opens with a statement of the theme presented by flute, clarinet and trumpet in legato, lyric style. Variation 1 is a "toccata" featuring marcato eighth notes, providing a rhythmic version of the theme. Variation 2 is a "romance" with the theme presented in a slow, expressive setting. Variation 3 is a gently lilting "waltz" with the theme appearing in flutes and trumpets. Variation 4 is a stately, triumphant processional-style "march" which provides the conclusion of the work. This title is available through SmartMusic.