Title

Sub Terra': Theme and Variations

Abstract

Composed last semester, "Sub Terra: Theme and Variations," uses music to explore subterranean environments. It is written for brass quintet: two B-flat trumpets, horn in F, tenor trombone and bass trombone. The piece is a theme and variations, as the title might suggest; it opens with a few central ideas, which are then developed, warped and re-imagined over the course of several unique sections. These sections take the audience through several tempos and styles, including atonal and jazz music, with each variation focusing on a different facet of the underground. All the while, the theme follows along, fragmenting and re-stitching itself back together, the relatively complex melodic structure worming its proverbial way into every nook and cranny of the piece. Before the performance, I will speak briefly about the origins of the piece and how it took shape during the composition process.

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John Earnest

Tracks

Composer's Studio II

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Location

Kimball Theatre

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Performance

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Sub Terra': Theme and Variations

Kimball Theatre

Composed last semester, "Sub Terra: Theme and Variations," uses music to explore subterranean environments. It is written for brass quintet: two B-flat trumpets, horn in F, tenor trombone and bass trombone. The piece is a theme and variations, as the title might suggest; it opens with a few central ideas, which are then developed, warped and re-imagined over the course of several unique sections. These sections take the audience through several tempos and styles, including atonal and jazz music, with each variation focusing on a different facet of the underground. All the while, the theme follows along, fragmenting and re-stitching itself back together, the relatively complex melodic structure worming its proverbial way into every nook and cranny of the piece. Before the performance, I will speak briefly about the origins of the piece and how it took shape during the composition process.

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