The "Gorbasew" Variations
composer: Jeff Smallman
Picc.220.127.116.11 18.104.22.168 Perc. 22.214.171.124.2
Commissioned by Orchestra London, Canada, this work is the result of an educational project. In collaboration with a grade 2 class, Jeff Smallman developed the main theme of this work, and then wrote each of the four subsequent variations based on the class's "direction." The variations explore a number of moods and instruments, moving from "sad" to "sneaky", and from "angry" to "peaceful". A wonderful piece of music.