Greensleeves Variations

for violin & viola (1998)        (for Susan Rollin)

Violin John Wilcox

Viola   Walter Mony

Rollin transforms this perennial ‘favorite’ into a Kaleidoscopic salmagundi of contrapuntal effects, witticisms innovative technical gestures, and quasi baroque phrases, which are transmutated into rare elements by chromaticisms and weird and wonderful harmonies.   The tune weaves in and out between the two instruments and provides a stimulating challenge of identification for the listener amidst the camouflage