The Brass Variations

Be sure to reference how this variation compares to the original theme and the other variations on the Thematic Fragments page,

I actually, originally intended this variation to be a part of the full thematic statement, but its use of a modified version of the theme (upside-down, slower) made it an actual variation. The French horn is given the main statement, with the fragment restated in rising keys until the entire ensemble takes over to push through a huge crescendo, and a brief transition to the next theme.

Go to Variation #2: “The Skip”

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