• Paul Cooper
  • Variants for Orchestra (1978)

  • G Schirmer Inc (World)
  • 222+bcl.2/4331/timp.3perc/pf(cel)/str
  • 15 min

Programme Note

This work was commissioned by the York Orchestra.

Composer Note:

[Variants for Orchestra is] a composition of subtle orchestrational and harmonic timbre, interwoven with melodic/motivic fragments. The special handling of colors, as well as pitch, make it a variation of sounds as well as motives. There is a prevalent kaleidoscope of timbral variants. The sustained qualities of the work lend an overall serene and shimmering effect.

—Paul Cooper