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Craig Armstrong

Publisher: Chester Music

Themes & Variations (2009)
Work Notes
Based on Adagio E Staccato from Water Music by G.F. Handel
Text Writer
Gamble, Huff & Gilbert
Publisher
Chester Music Ltd
Category
Soloist(s) and Orchestra
Year Composed
2009
Duration
10 Minutes
Soloist
Countertenor
Programme Note
Craig Armstrong Themes & Variations (2009)
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Craig Armstrong's Themes and Variations correctly identified the timbre and operatic character of the Adagio e staccato from Handel's Water Music, reworking the figures into glassy dissonance, but defused the impact by adding the lyrics of The Communards' hit, "Don't leave me this way", and a melody of Beethovenian contours.
Anna Picard, The Independent,27/09/2009
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