Payne Orchestral Variations Sc
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The variants of this piece chart the experience of the composer's musical journey from childhood as well as citing influences from other composers, including Brahms
, the piece also draws connections between the composer and his previous influences.
This composition has 10 variations on the opening theme, the introduction of the piece sees a 3 part unit with quiet brass notes holding together flowing sequences of chords, there is a prominent descending bass in luminous whole-tone colours giving the piece great depth.