BAROQUE VARIANTS

Composed by Kirt Mosier

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Baroque Variants is a string orchestra piece that draws upon the stylings of J.S. Bach but sets these features to modal harmonies and modern rhythms.

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The motif of the piece comes from Bach's Brandenburg Concerto No. 3. However, while Bach starts his motif with an anacrusis (pick-up), in Baroque Variants this rhythmic idea begins on the beat and is the first thing heard. There is a fugal exposition in the middle of the piece (m. 25) that pays homage to Bach's wonderful counterpoint. The piece then moves into a challenging string quartet texture in m. 48 and comes back with a flurry to end on the original Brandenburg motif

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