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Ronde and Variations for String Quartet

Composer
Year of composition
2008
Lyricist
none
Difficulty
Difficult (Grades 7+)
Duration
9 minutes
Genre
Modern classical music
Instrumentation
String quartet
Instrumental parts
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I have loved Tyleman Susato's 'Danseyre' dances for many years, and decided to compose my own set of variations (some to be taken more seriously than others!) on one of his more famous dances. The simple melody is permuted in a variety of ways, from imitation and fugue through Adams-esque prestissimo and serialist techniques, to a Habanera and final reprise.

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