Piano or Harpsichord Solo part from Renaissance Variations (by Ludwig Tuman - listen to MP3)

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In the recording, the folk melody on which the variations are based is first heard alone, played on a cello as an introduction. It is followed by the Variations 24 seconds into the recording.

Using the cello to highlight the melody while the keyboard plays is optional, as the melody is already contained in the keyboard part.

"Renaissance Variations" is the third in a set of five pieces making up a work called "Leaves of One Branch", a Stylistic Variation Set. The five pieces (of which Renaissance Variations is the only one available on the Score Exchange site) are all based on a well-loved folk melody known around the world. The Variation Set illustrates how composers might have developed the theme into a musical composition in different periods of Western music history. It also serves as a reminder of the wealth of musical forms and approaches to composition that the contemporary composer, when taking the Global Approach, is free to draw upon.

Renaissance Variations offers a composite of keyboard playing approaches found largely in the 16th-century Renaissance, from the sacred to the less-known, flamboyant styles of the time that anticipated the Baroque period. The recording here is for harpsichord, performed by the composer. It can also be performed on the piano.

A score for piano or harpsichord alone (i.e. without the cello) is also available as an "Instrumental Part".


Composer
Duration
3 minutes
Genre
Classical music
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