John David Luker

Passacaglia in d minor

InstrumentationFull orchestra.
Lengthapprox. 15 min.
DifficultyQuite easy; however one passage for the flute a bit difficult.
CommentsA concert work for full orchestra. One variation (with snare drum marching cadence) is a melodic derivative of The Girl I Left behind Me; another quotes the Afro-American tune,Follow the Drinkin' Gourd. The thematic material in the first variation appears near the end of the work as the subject of a fugue, which builds to a closing group featuring upper woodwinds over a ground bass. The work ends on the dominant, solo bass pizz. pianissimo.
SourcesCan furnish score and parts, John David Luker, 2302 CR 102, Comanche, TX 76442 USA, (254) 842-5534,
ExtrasI have a private studio, Three L School of Music. I am a violinist. For about ten years I was principal viola with the Abilene Texas Philharmonic.
ContributorJohn David Luker

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