Variations on 'Sellenger's Round'

Written in 1957, very soon after Op.25. This composition initially started as Variations and Fugue on Sellenger's Round and was written for Len Williams, father of John, and his duet partner (and, later, wife), June. It was thought that various parts of the manuscript were lost and so, what remained was included in Six Friendships WoO.1 (two guitars). However, after finding the manuscript in the Fundación Andrés Segovia, Linares, Spain, in November 2022, we were able to see the whole set of variations - Theme, five variations and Fugue (Finale). The manuscript is prefaced with, 'For the greatest guitar duettists of all time - Andres Segovia and Andres Segovia!'.


Theme; I - Variation I (Offset); II - Variation II (Cantando); III - Variation III (Ostinato); IV - Variation IV (Cantabile); V - Variation V (Gavotte); VI - Fugue (Finale).


Original works by John W. Duarte