Cipher Variations

for violin and piano

--- Ian Stephens

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Composer Ian Stephens
Year of Composition 2011
Duration ca.7'
Student Difficulty int-adv
Categories (all composers) , , ,
Catalogue ID ce-is1cv1


I was commissioned to write Cipher Variations by my friend Lesley Smith, a scientist and good amateur violinist, as a present to herself on a significant birthday. It’s a set of variations on a 9-note theme derived through various processes from Lesley’s name.