Title

‘Boundless’: Theme and Variations for Cello, Clarinet and Piano

Abstract

My composition, "Boundless," is a theme and variations for cello, clarinet, and piano. The piece is structured around a two-part theme. After an introduction, the theme’s first part is reshaped into three variations and its second part into two variations, each exploring modification of rhythm, harmony and articulation. The sixth and seventh variations further modulate the original theme, building a harmonic blending of its two parts and employing a piano solo that combines their melodies in asymmetrical meter. Variation eight restates the original theme in cello and clarinet, providing a brief period of calm before the essence of each variation is layered, one upon another, to escalate the trio to a climactic finish. “Boundless” refers to the limitlessness of the imagination, which I aim to embody through the creativity and complexity of this composition. I will speak briefly before the performance about the conception and development of this work.

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John David Earnest

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Composer's Studio 1

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Location

Kimball Theatre

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Performance

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‘Boundless’: Theme and Variations for Cello, Clarinet and Piano

Kimball Theatre

My composition, "Boundless," is a theme and variations for cello, clarinet, and piano. The piece is structured around a two-part theme. After an introduction, the theme’s first part is reshaped into three variations and its second part into two variations, each exploring modification of rhythm, harmony and articulation. The sixth and seventh variations further modulate the original theme, building a harmonic blending of its two parts and employing a piano solo that combines their melodies in asymmetrical meter. Variation eight restates the original theme in cello and clarinet, providing a brief period of calm before the essence of each variation is layered, one upon another, to escalate the trio to a climactic finish. “Boundless” refers to the limitlessness of the imagination, which I aim to embody through the creativity and complexity of this composition. I will speak briefly before the performance about the conception and development of this work.

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