Perry Goldstein, Motherless Child Variations (2002)

Motherless Child Variations (2002), Perry Goldstein

"Motherless Child Variations is based on the Spiritual of the same name. I have tried to stay out of the way of the tune and to present it in many guises, always careful to keep it recognizable. After a brief introduction, the melody occurs in six versions, in various characters. It is introduced in a somber duet between baritone and tenor saxes, alto and soprano then joining in for a bluesier four-part version. Read more »

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