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Introduction, Theme and Variations

for piccolo or flute and string quartet

Year:  1965   ·  Duration:  10m
Instrumentation:  A-flat piccolo or E-flat flute

Year:  1965
Duration:  10m
Instrumentation  A-flat piccolo or E-flat flute

Ken Wilson

Composer:   Ken Wilson

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Sample Score

Sample: first page of theme and each variation

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Chamber music work for an unusual high piccolo flute and string quartet.

Winner of a Cecilia Buck Grant-in-Aid award, Los Angeles, 1965.

Commissioned note

Commissioned by Richard Giese, who owned an A-flat piccolo and required music for it

Dedication note

Richard Giese

Contents note

Three movements:

I. Introduction
II. Theme
III. Contrasting variations

Performance history

05 Oct 1966: Performed by Richard Giese, Vincent Aspey, Margaret Sicely, Glynn Adams and Farquhar Wilkinson, broadcast by Radio New Zealand Concert