# 3.7: Theme and Variations

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## Notation for Theme and Variation

A=theme

A A1 A2 A3 A4 A5=theme and variation

Please listen to the compositions below with the scores, and note the following:

1. How many variations
2. How the theme is altered in each variation

### Listen: Tchaikovsky, “Variations on a Rococo Theme”

Listen to Tchaikovsky’s “Variations on a Rococo Theme” with the score (below):

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### Listen: Arensky, “Variations on a Theme of Tchaikovsky”

Listen to Arensky’s “Variations on a Theme of Tchaikovsky” with the score (below):

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