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In Varietate Gaudium

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Asha Srinivasan

Asha Srinivasan

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General Info

Year: 2019
Duration: c. 5:30
Difficulty: III (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Two Composers
Cost: Score and Parts (digital) - $125.00


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Program Notes

In Varietate Gaudium was commissioned by Aaron Given for the Olentangy Hyatts and Olentangy Liberty Middle Schools.

"In Varietate Gaudium" loosely translates into "glory in diversity." It is a different take on the European Union motto "In Varietate Concordia," translating as "united in diversity."

This programmatic piece is loosely autobiographical in nature. When first thinking about writing for Grade 3 band, my mind drifted back to my own middle school days. My family emigrated from India to the U.S. when I was just starting 5th grade. I began reflecting on my experience as an immigrant child entering an unfamiliar culture and forging a new identity that respects and celebrates my cultural duality. The score is accompanied by a programmatic narrative that connects specific musical events to a fictionalized story about a young child, perhaps 9-10 years old, traveling from her country and encountering a new culture.

- Program Note by composer


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Works for Winds by This Composer


  • Asha Srinivasan website Accessed 23 March 2021
  • The Horizon Leans Forward…, compiled and edited by Erik Kar Jun Leung, GIA Publications, 2021, p. 485.