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[STRING QUARTET] Variations on a Dutch folk song

[SAX QUARTET] Variations on Wilhelmus van Nassouwe  

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



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Hello!

I think it would be great for the community if we do another collaborative project.
The last project that I runned went pretty well, so here is the same set up:

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 saxophone quartet (SATB). Not all variations have to contain all instruments, so you can also compose a variation for, for instance, saxophone trio (S, A, B) 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!
  • DELIVER THE PARTS IN C (SO NO TRANSPOSING)

This link will lead you to the previous collaboration topic:
https://www.youngcomposers.com/t35393/string-quartet-variations-on-a-dutch-folk-song/

Theme ''Wilhelmus van Nassouwe''

Wilhelmus van Nassouwe.mp3

Wilhelmus van Nassouwe.pdf

Wilhelmus van Nassouwe.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!

Maarten Bauer

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Do you want the theme and then the variation of just the variation?

 

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First is the original, then the variation! 🙂

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16 hours ago, Luis Hernández said:

I'm in @Maarten Bauer

Nice melody. Notice that in the poll the possibilities are Yes and.... Yes.

 

Yes, I know. It is, however, not possible to have solely one answer, so that is why I called both answers yes. 

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13 hours ago, Youngc said:

Do you want the theme and then the variation of just the variation?

 

 

Preferably only the variation, but I can do it for now with your file. Do you have a midi file of it? 

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3 hours ago, Maarten Bauer said:

Preferably only the variation, but I can do it for now with your file. Do you have a midi file of it? 

I will see today! As of right now no.

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2 hours ago, aMusicComposer said:

@Maarten Bauer

I would love to do this, but I am working towards a competition just now. Would this be able to wait until the end of next month, then I an work on this?

 

Yes, of course! Good luck with your competition! 

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