Theme & Variations for Solo Violin (2018)
My Theme and Variations was written for my very good friend and talented violinist Weston Gilbert. The piece explores some of my favorite techniques in string writing within the context of a very loutish and chromatic theme. There is even the introduction of a few non-conventional techniques for the violin, such as harmonic trills, given to me by Weston himself. I often enjoy writing a set of variations as it gives the composer an artistic playground of musical possibilities and explores new technical dynamics of familiar instruments.
-Brian Raphael Nabors