Red Cedar Chamber Music invited sixteen composers to participate in a group commissioning project to celebrate the 2004 centennial of Czech composer Antonín Dvořák (1841-1904). The resulting "Spillville Variations on a Theme by Dvořák" is a group commissioning project for Flute, Viola and Guitar, with 10 selected variations set for cello to replace the viola. The variations are based on a theme from Antonín Dvořák’s “American” Quartet in F, Op. 96, written in Spillville, Iowa, USA in 1893.
Viola (or Cello)
Theme: Spillville Variations on a Theme by Dvořák (Jan Boland)
Variation 1: Reconfiguration (Jonathan Chenette)
Variation 2: Chasing Antonín (Peter Hamlin)
Variation 3: Dvořák and the Scarlet Tanager, that damn bird (Harvey Sollberger)