Title of Oral/Poster Presentation

Composition in Theme and Variations Form

Class

Article

College

Caine College of the Arts

Department

Music Department

Presentation Type

Oral Presentation

Abstract

We decided to study theme and variations composition because we found that it is very relevant and applicable to what we are learning in our Music Theory class. Variations form is also accessible to listeners and beginning composers. We hope that after our presentation, those listening will feel more comfortable in listening to and creating their own piece Theme and Variations form is a standard form of musical composition where a simple, unembellished melody is used as a theme and then repeated several times with melodic, rhythmic, harmonic, or other variations. We will take a theme and variations piece, Mozart's "Ah! vous dirai je maman Twinkle Twinkle, Little Star KV 265," and analyze what the theme is, and how the composer used variations of that theme in the piece. We will demonstrate the variation form with an audio timeliner diagram and audio clip. After demonstrating the form, we will show how to compose a piece in variation form, using our own original composition.

Location

Room 155

Start Date

4-11-2019 10:30 AM

End Date

4-11-2019 11:45 AM

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Apr 11th, 10:30 AM Apr 11th, 11:45 AM

Composition in Theme and Variations Form

Room 155

We decided to study theme and variations composition because we found that it is very relevant and applicable to what we are learning in our Music Theory class. Variations form is also accessible to listeners and beginning composers. We hope that after our presentation, those listening will feel more comfortable in listening to and creating their own piece Theme and Variations form is a standard form of musical composition where a simple, unembellished melody is used as a theme and then repeated several times with melodic, rhythmic, harmonic, or other variations. We will take a theme and variations piece, Mozart's "Ah! vous dirai je maman Twinkle Twinkle, Little Star KV 265," and analyze what the theme is, and how the composer used variations of that theme in the piece. We will demonstrate the variation form with an audio timeliner diagram and audio clip. After demonstrating the form, we will show how to compose a piece in variation form, using our own original composition.