Michael Starobin: Joshua Variations
Michael Starobin’s “Joshua Variations” (1992) for solo guitar, is a set of variations lasting approximately thirteen minutes. The work is based on an original children’s song, and describes the events of the newborn’s day: from morning bottle to play time, to a blues-tinged final passacaglia. The idiom is mainly tonal, and is composed for a moderately advanced player. “Joshua Variations” is edited and fingered by David Starobin.