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 (upside-down, slower) of the theme 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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