Little Variations in G major - (2021)   

for organ


 

Score study remains a habit of mine, now over many years. When it came to the epic Goldberg Variations of Bach, a treasure trove of style and technique by which to be inspired, I found myself humming the bass line, so famous to players, audiences and musicologists. Variations, to include clustering of the notes of the ground bass into chord structures, came to mind. The thirteen include chords compacted, imitation and stretti, lirico sections and a final fugue. The theme is as below, used in a variety of ways and very often melodically.

 

 

 

15 pages, circa 16' 15" an MP3 demo is here: 

 

The score is available as a free PDF download, though any major commercial performance or recording of the work is prohibited without prior arrangement with the composer. Click on the graphic below for this organ score.

 

Little Variations in G major -- 8 x 11