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||Variations on 'Rule, Brittania!', for piano solo
||Armstrong, Peter McKenzie
- 1. Simple
- 2. Obstreperous
- 3. Harmonious
- 4. Finale Theme from Thomas Arne's Masque Alfred (1740), arr. P.A.
- 5. Topsy-turvy
- 5.5. Desperate
- 6. Reflective
- 7. Right on!
|Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp.
||2007, revised/expanded 2011
||2007 — New York, Reality Aside Theatre: (MIDI sequencer output)
||Eve; 2011 revision adds section for Wayne
|Average DurationAvg. Duration
|Composer Time PeriodComp. Period
The Variations were composed in 2007 as a MIDI piano-roll sequencer file only.
The present score is the first for human performance. Aside from adjustments
to enable two-hand execution, and all indications for tempo / dynamics / articu-
lation / pedaling, it introduces one new variation, #5.5.
The sustain pedal may be used to provide sympathetic resonance, and to facil-
itate connection within slurs, but not to smooth over otherwise detaching articu-
lations. (See especially in variations #1 and #5.5).
The middle-voice closing of Var. 5 may be played by the soloist (rather than by
the "page turner" as indicated), if he/she can engineer an unobtrusive means
to do so.
I should note that sections #1-3 are conceived less as "variations on" than as