Variations éclectiques
for organ and violin

John Burge
Composer
John Burge
Composition Date: 2005
Duration: 00:15:00
Genre: Strings (bowed), + Keyboard, Violin

Instrumentation:

Instrumentation Set Number 1:
  • 1 x Organ
  • 1 x Violin
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Programme Note:
John Burge’s Variations Éclectiques, was composed for the duo of Anne Robert, violin, and Jacques Boucher, organ. The eclectic character of this work is found in the use of two different themes for the variations. The first theme is slower and more lyrical while the second theme is faster and more stridently angular especially in the way it uses double stops on the violin. There are three pairs of variations on these two themes with a final fourth variation acting as a conclusion in the way that it combines the two themes. The variations on the lyrical theme tend to simply restate the melody in different surroundings while the variations on the fast theme rework the material in a more rhapsodic way. Throughout the piece the violin utilizes a variety of instrumental colours (pizzicato, harmonics, broken chords, different bowing techniques) to help it match the extreme contrasts of registration that are possible on the organ.
A recording of this work by Anne Robert and Jacques Boucher using the organ of L’ Église Saint-Jean Baptiste de Montréal, can be found on the CD entitled, Oeuvres pour Violin et Orgue, XXI-21 Productions, Inc. (#21626).

Premiere Information:
23/04/2006, Chalmer's United Church, Kingston, Ontario Anne Robert, violin, and Jacques Boucher, organ

CATALOGUE INFO:

  • Call Number:
  • MI 3211 B954va
  • Genre:
  • Strings (bowed), + Keyboard, Violin
  • Date of Acquisition:
  • May 10, 2011
  • Type:
  • Print-music, Published by CMC
  • Physical Description:
  • 1 score ([24] p.) :
    24 Pages
    Height: 32 cm
    Width: 24 cm
    Parts page count: 11
    1 part (11 p.) ;
    Height: 32 cm
  • Additional Information:

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