Bard Variations

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Composed by
Joshua Iyer
bassoon, clarinet, oboe
With electronics
Work premiered
April 2021
Venue of the premiere
Experimental Sound Studio, Chicago (United States)
15 minutes

This piece was written from the start with the idea of breathing new life into an old piece of music. One of the pieces from my undergraduate senior recital that I am still very proud of is Muse of Fire, a piece that told the story of William Shakespeare’s 1599 play, Henry V. This, combined with my recent interest in the world of fantasy, helped create the backdrop for a set of variations based on this older theme.

Ralph Loza recorded Ritual Action in this piece at the studio, in place of a premiere.

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