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Excerpts from - The Raymond Variations for Piano

By Stephen G. Potts

Piano Solo - Intermediate - Digital Download
Composed by Stephen G. Potts. Romantic Period, Repertoire, Wedding, Funeral, Recital. Sheet Music Single. 6 pages. Published by S. G. Pottingsley (S0.140173).

Item Number: S0.140173

These  piano excerpts, (which include: Introduction, and variations 2, 3, and 4) from the Set of nine Raymond Variations written in 2015 by S. G. Potts, are all based  on the main Andantino theme, which forms a central part of the ‘Raymond Overture’written in 1851 by French composer Ambroise Thomas: 1811-1896.

The variations have been written in an easily accessible tonal style and strongly exploit the passionate elements of Thomas' theme. The music is suitable for most occasions, including:  Concert Piano solo, end of concert encore, and any other musical occasion; but the piece would also (paradoxically) be suitable for funeral (at a slightly slower tempo than the sample mp3) or a wedding service, due to the achingly rhapsodic and passionate melodic themes it contains.

The piece lasts around 3 minutes in duration, and is packed with energy and passion; it could rightly be considered a shake of the fist in defiance of fate. It is a truly passionate and romantic piece of music.

For further information, and to hear the full set of The Raymond Variations, please visit:

Thank you for your interest in this music.
Best Wishes, Stephen.


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  • 2017-04-26 09:11:02.0 Excerpts from - The Raymond Variations for Piano

    This is a great romantic piano solo and not too difficult to play. I heard it performed on YouTube so came here to get the music. I’m getting married next year and have booked a pianist to perform at the wedding, so we are going to ask her to...

    perform this piece at the wedding ceremony too! I can highly recommend this music.

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