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Copyright (c) 2018 Randall Snyder


Instrumentation: Flute, Oboe, Bb Trumpet, Vibraphone, Piano

Program note: Legong Variations are comprised of over two dozen reiterations of an Javanese melody, its overall shape a modified palindrome, with variants becoming more and more dislocated, venturing further and further from the original tune before reversing the process and returning back to the initial theme. This is also reflected in the sequence of ever-increasing then descreasing tempi. Much of the ensemble writing is meant to suggest the heterophonic texture of the Indonesian Gamelan.

Duration: c. 5 minutes

(winner 2019 McMurry New Music Project)