Variations on a Theme by M.B. Tolson (Cantata for soprano, violin, cello, alto sax, trumpet, trombone, and piano) - generously provided by African Diaspora Music Project

Song TitleVariations on a Theme by M.B. Tolson (Cantata for soprano, violin, cello, alto sax, trumpet, trombone, and piano) - generously provided by African Diaspora Music Project (Search)
Composer(s):T. J. (Thomas Jefferson) Anderson Jr.
Composer Underrepresented GroupAfrican-American; POC (Search)
Author(s):Melvin B. Tolson
Author Underrepresented GroupAfrican-American; POC (Search)
Keyword(s) & Features: Africa; African; Age; Alarms; Allusion: Bible; Altering; Animals; Art; Asia; Assassins; Asses; Awaking; Baby; Balaam; Barricades; Beaks; Bedeviling; Bible; Big; Birds; Biting; Black; Blood; Boas; Bola; Buridan's Ass Paradox; Buridan, Jean; Cantata; Canvases; Clear; Clubs; Cocks; Contrast: Small vs. Large; Corsairs; Cream; Crosses; Crossing; Curvets; Daggers; Dawn; Dogs; Donkeys; Doomsday; Doors; Dusk; Ebbing; Elephants; European; Eyeless; Eyes; Fabulous; Feathers; Fighting; Flies; Floods; Flowing; Frogs; Galleries; Gorged; Goya, Francisco de; Grass; Gravy; Great; Ground; Harlem; Hay; Hazarding; Hinges; History; Horses; Houses; Images; Insects; Interludes; Jaundice; Jaws; Latin; Legs; Lice; Limbs; Little; Logs; Lords; Madrid; Masks; May; Men; Mettled; Mind; Moments; Mosaic; Multiple Languages; Murat, Joachim; Nature; Needing; Nkomo, Dr. William Frederick; Oats; Paintings; Paradoxes; Pawns; Paws; Peace; Peddling; People; Pepper; Perfumes; Philosophy; Pouches; Power; Problems; Purled; Pythons; Race; Racism; Red; Rich; Rivers; Rocks; Sagging; Saws; Scimitars; Sensing; Severing; Sheets; Shirts; Size; Skid Rows; Skim Milk; Skulls; Snakes; Solid; Solving; Springing; Stinkbugs; Striped; Suffering; Swallowing; Swimming; Synapses; Talk; Talons; Tan; Tawny; The Second of May 1808 (Goya); Thoughts; Tides; Torpor; Towns; Truth; Tumultuous; Typhoons; Wars; Wavy; Weak; White; World; Wrying; Zulus
First LineThe Harlem Gallery, an Afric pepper bird, (Search)
Average Duration15:00 (Search)
Year of composition 1969 (Search)
Original LanguageEnglish (Search)
Score Source https://tinyurl.com/andersonthemebytolson
Audio Source http://www.tjandersonmusic.com/audio/mp3/VARIATIONS_ON_A_THEME.mp3
Voice part suggested by composerSoprano
Range: C4 - Bb5 (Search)
Dedicated ToLois Anderson (Search)
Premiered ByBernadine Oliphint (Search)
Recommended Printed SourceN.Y.: American Composers' Fascimile Edition, Inc. (Search)
Other instrumentation and voiceSoprano, violin, cello, alto sax, trumpet, trombone, and piano (Search)
Sources CitedAfrican Diaspora Music Project, created by Dr. Louise Toppin (Search)
ContributorDr. Louise Toppin; GTM (Search)
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