Composed: 2001 Duration: 2 mins.
Instrumentation: Flute & Piano Level C
Exam Grade: AMEB Flute Grade 7,
ISMN: 979-0-720100-03-6 Catalogue: RM597
Level: D Country: Australia
A C Flute version of this piece is also available.
Contents: Captain Fred, Rikitiki Plop, Doodly What's It, Lookin' at Cha Cha Cha, Slinkissimmo, The Little Rag Rag, Three Out of Four
Contents: Leap Frog, The Accidental Spy, Tree Fellas of Sherwood , The BIG Test, The Tricky Finish, Trickie Dickie, Triple Treat , Three Blind Rats , Tiptoe Through the Paddock , Old Blue, The Lonely Hiccup, David and his Big Friend , Cha Cha No. 1
Contents: Shuffle Over Here, We Don't Tango Here, The Minor Issue, The Boogie Woogie Woogie, Funkability, Be Bopaphobia
The term “variations” in this work is used somewhat loosely and does not conform to the strict connotation of the classical “Theme and Variations” form. Rather, it is used in the sense that the presented themes are decorated and varied over a repeated ground bass in much the same way as in a Chaconne. Material for this work was drawn from an earlier work Phospherics. This title came from a series of word associations:
Phosphorous: phosphorescent, luminous, green, nature. Spherics: spherical, circular, cyclical, cycles.
Versions of phosphoric Variations were originally composed for alto saxophone and piano, then later for clarinet and piano and flute and piano.