Diamond Variations by Robert Jager (1939-). Concert Band. Concert Band. Belwin Classic Band. Grade 3. Conductor Score & Parts. 296 pages. Duration 13:37. Published by Belwin Music (AP.BD9731).
A monumental work for concert band, Diamond Variations is a set of five variations on the trio melody of the march "Illinois Loyalty." The variations are not thematic as such, but based upon fragments of the melody. Out of print for a number of years, this true classic can now be welcomed back by the band world. There are several reasons why works become standard repertoire; one look and one listen will tell you why this work has achieved this vaulted status. (13:37)