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Salient. An Organ of Student Opinion at Victoria College Wellington, N.Z. Vol. 6, No. 4 April 14, 1943

Classical Form?

Classical Form?

Lastly there is some resemblance to classical "theme and variation form, although the theme is usually so familiar that it is assumed rather than set out in full. The variations are played by three or four hot "soloists" and the piece ends with an "all-out" ensemble. These are the foci of musical intensity in jazz, and when used in this, the most flexible of musical forms, may well serve as one of the musical expressions of our age.