Theme and Variations

Notation for Theme and Variation

A=theme

A A1 A2 A3 A4 A5=theme and variation

Please listen to the compositions below with the scores, and note the following:

  1. How many variations
  2. How the theme is altered in each variation


Listen: Tchaikovsky, "Variations on a Rococo Theme"

Listen to Tchaikovsky's "Variations on a Rococo Theme" with the score (below):



Follow along with the score.

Listen: Arensky, "Variations on a Theme of Tchaikovsky"

Listen to Arensky's "Variations on a Theme of Tchaikovsky" with the score (below):



Follow along with the score.