VARIATIONS ON WATKINS ALE

Composer: 

Alternate Title: 

VARIATIONS ON WATKINS ALE

Year Authored (or revised): 

2001

Scoring: 

viola da gamba quartet (Treble, Alto, 2Bass)

Duration (min): 

7

Movements-Titles: 

1

First Performance: 

Parthenia at Maverick Concerts, Woodstock, NY

commissioned by Maverick Concerts for the ensemble Parthenia, this is a wacky take on a popular Renaissance song; the variations procede from the scholarly devices of early music through Wagner, soft-shoe, and finally Charlie Parker. (Also involves some f

Ensemble Type: 

instrumental quartet
Internal Fields

Instrument: 

viola
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