Shades of Green (Variations on an Irish Folk Tune)

Written in 1997 for the husband and wife duo of Peter and Tracey Stewart, to whom the music is also dedicated. Peter is Scottish and Tracey is Irish, so two duos were necessary, the other one is Varieties of Scotch Op.123. The tune used here is the Irish folk tune 'The Next Market Day', which Duarte had first used in the mid 1950s.


Theme - Andantino; I - Giocoso; II - Lento tranquillo; III - Allegretto; IV - Largo non troppo e con dolore; V - Allegro; Finale (Jig Fugue) - Maestoso.