THEME—Rolling Folk Rock Feel
VAR. 2—Andante, flowing
VAR. 3—With wild energy
VAR. 4—Brutal, for John Mackey
VAR. 5—Satie-Andante, for Amelia Newman
VAR. 7—With no meter—Andante Pastorale, for John Corigliano
VAR. 8—Bill Evans Ballad-Tempo
VAR. 9—Largo, Spacious, for Steven Bryant
VAR. 10—Bach-Adagio, for Nadège Foofat
VAR. 11—Tenderly, for Joel Puckett
VAR. 12—Manhattan Gates
VAR. 13—Vicious Blues, for Amanda Harberg
VAR. 14—Finale, Allegro Maestoso, for Jason Robert Brown
In fourteen variations on a musical theater song by Broadway phenom Jason Robert Brown, “JRB”‘s brilliant 11 o’clock number varies not only in typical concert variation manipulations, but also in harmonic language and musical styles—with a few variations designed as nods to the specific compositional styles of close friends—or to unique characteristics of my very musical family.
For JRB-fans like me, ‘It all fades away but you.’
March 1, 2022, Blair McMillen, Provo, UT
- August 11, 2023 - Blair McMillen at Bargemusic, Brooklyn NY.
- November 13, 2022 - Alexander Bernstein at Armstrong Concert Hall, Winchester, VA. Shenandoah Conservatory, World of the Piano
- March 1, 2022 - Blair McMillen | WORLD PREMIERE at Madsen Recital Hall, Brigham Young University, Provo, UT. World Premiere of new concert variations on a theme by Jason Robert Brown.