Vanilla, Chocolate and Strawberry - Theme and Four Variations for Solo Flute, Alto Flute, Bass Flute and Piccolo
Vanilla, Chocolate and Strawberry got its name from the first three measures of the theme, where the harmony journeys through three chords, as your taste buds would journey as they delight in discovering each of the three flavors of Vanilla-Chocolate-Strawberry ice cream.
Just as you have contrasting flavors juxtaposed in Vanilla, Chocolate and Strawberry ice cream, these four variations are very different from each other.
The first variation for alto flute is lyrical and flowing, while the second variation, also for alto flute is more jazz-like. The third variation, for bass flute, is slow and soulful with a tinge of sadness, while the fourth variation, for piccolo, is bright, extroverted and happy, combining classical and jazz flavors.
Vanilla, Chocolate and Strawberry is also available in a Jazz Big Band version that was premiered in New York at The Bitter End by the CompCord Big Band in 2019. Please click Here to go to the Big Band version page with the video of the World Premiere performance.
Vanilla, Chocolate and Strawberry-Theme and Four Variations was recorded by Iwona Glinka on her album "Daleth" (2018 - Phasma Music #003 (Distributed by Naxos)) winner of a Silver Medal from the 2018 Global Music Awards. Please click on the Play button on the Spotify playlist below to hear a sample of the recording. If you log in to Spotify, you can hear the entire piece.