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[STRING QUARTET] Variations on a Dutch folk song

[STRING QUARTET] Variations on a Dutch folk song  

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  1. 1. I would like to contribute one or more variations.

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Hello everybody,

It sounds very interesting to me when we have a collaboration project in the form of Theme and Variations.
For the ones who don't know what this form is: you compose one or more variations on a stated theme.
A clear example is Mozart's Dodici variazioni su 'Ah, vous dirai-je Maman':

 

 

How does it work?

You can compose as many variations on the given theme as you want. There are a few rules / points:

  • Only write for the string quartet (1st violin, 2nd violin, viola, violoncello). Not all variations have to contain all instruments, so you can also compose a variation for string trio (violin, viola, violoncello) or a solo passage.
  • Make sure that the theme is recognizable or at least fragments of it.
  • Every style is accepted: contemporary, classical, Pop, Jazz, minimal etc.
  • Variations may not be longer than 2 minutes.
  • When you have finished a variation, please post it in this topic with the following files. This namely saves a lot time for me to edit the final version. 
    • PDF file of the score and;
    • Midi file and;
    • MP3 file.
  • You can be as creative as you want!

Theme ''Oh! Kom maar eens kijken!''

Oh! Kom maar eens kijken!.pdf

Oh! Kom maar eens kijken!.mp3

Oh! Kom maar eens kijken!.mid

 

If you are interested and want to compose a variation, please sign in for this project by answering yes in the poll above.

Good luck!

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Here is my Variation 1

Oh! Kom maar eens kijken! Variation 1b.mid

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Here's my variation. Hope you like it. Please tweak the mid and mp3 files as needed because I could not edit them properly. If you need further explanation, please message me privately.

 

Oh! Kom maar eens kijken!.mid

 

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Hi, here is a variation.

 

luis.pdf.

luis.mp3

luis.mid

 

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On 22-8-2017 at 6:58 PM, ilv said:

Here's my variation. Hope you like it. Please tweak the mid and mp3 files as needed because I could not edit them properly. If you need further explanation, please message me privately.

Oh! Kom maar eens kijken!.mid

Could you please add the mp3 in a link, because only then I can open it for now.

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UPDATE

This is the composition with the variations of @Luis Hernández and @MusicianXX12.
I really like both of your variations! They are wonderful and if want to make more, I would really appreciate that.

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On 8/25/2017 at 1:51 PM, Maarten Bauer said:

UPDATE

This is the composition with the variations of @Luis Hernández and @MusicianXX12.
I really like both of your variations! They are wonderful and if want to make more, I would really appreciate that.

 

 

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  • Oh! Kom maar eens kijken!
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  • Oh! Kom maar eens kijken!
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O komm maar eens kijken Variation 2.mid

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Here is the up-to-date version with the following parts:

  1. Theme: ''Sinterklaas is jarig.'' For more info, see below. I made a mistake by confusing the song ''Sinterklaas is jarig'' with ''Oh! Kom maar eens kijken.'' The latter is incorrect.
  2. Variation I. @MusicianXX12
  3. Varation II. @Luis Hernández
  4. Variation III. @ilv
  5. Variation IV. @MusicianXX12
  6. Variation V. @Maarten Bauer

Sinterklaas is jarig. 2.0.pdf

Sinterklaas is jarig. 2.0.mp3

Sinterklaas is jarig 2.0.mid

BACKGROUND INFORMATION

The theme is a Dutch / Flemish Saint Nicholas (Sinterklaas) song.

''The feast of Sinterklaas celebrates the name day of Saint Nicholas on 6 December. The feast is celebrated annually with the giving of gifts on St. Nicholas' Eve (5 December) in the northern parts of the Netherlands and on the morning of 6 December, Saint Nicholas Day, in the southern provinces of the Netherlands, as well as Belgium, Luxembourg and northern France (French Flanders, Lorraine and Artois). The tradition is also celebrated in territories of the former Dutch Empire, including Aruba, Bonaire, Curaçao and Suriname.'' (Wikipedia, n.d.).

The text in this theme (there are many variations) is the following including the translation:

Sinterklaas is jarig!
'k Zet mijn schoen vast klaar.
Wellicht dat hij hem vol doet
met, ja wist ik het maar.
Hier zet ik wat water
en wat hooi voor 't paard,
want dat trouwe beestje
is het heus wel waard.

It's Sinterklaas' birthday.
I'm putting my shoe down already.
I hope that he will fit it
with, if I only knew...
Here I put some water

there some hay for the horse,
because that faithful animal
is really worth it.

 

MORE VARIATIONS WILL BE VERY APPRECIATED!
The power of Theme & Variations is that one can do whatever one wants to do with the provided material. The more variations, the more interesting and inspiring this piece will be!
The theme can be found in the following PDF and midi:
Sinterklaas is jarig.pdf

Sinterklaas is jarig.mid

 

 

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Variations on 'Sinterklaas is jarig' 3.0
Added: Variation II M.Bauer

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Here's a variation, a tad late maybe, sorry!

Variatie o kom er eens kijken.mid

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@DirkH Thanks! I have added your variation! I love it.

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A bit late, sorry. I hope you will like it.

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16 hours ago, Aure_liano said:

A bit late, sorry. I hope you will like it.

 

 

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Thanks! Could you share a MIDI file?

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The version including @Aure_liano's variation. Nice variation!

 

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