here is a theme and the first seven variations (out of a proposed 10) on the traditional tune "Country Gardens".
It was the result of a mini-challenge on another composition forum to which I belong.
Recording: "... with apologies to Percy"
Score: "... with apologies to Percy"
It's a pretty standard harmonization of the theme, sort of in character with Percy Granger's version, followed by five variations, which is two more now than the original "mini challenge" required.
1) Toccata (prestissimo, the theme deconstructed)
2) Arioso (adagio, the theme completely disrupted)
3) Fugato (the theme rhythmically modified but with an intact contour)
4) Con moto (the theme chromatically altered)
5) Polka (the theme polkafied)
7) Fuga: Andante con moto
The first variation is relatively "modern" and pungently dissonant.
The second variation is quite dissonant, but using "rich" chord structures.
The fuga is considerably more traditional, quite tonal, although unorthodox in its choice of keys to which it moves.
The fuga leads directly into the 4th variation through a rather odd chromatic "slide", which also hints at how chromatically altered the 4th variation is.
Then the polka-dotted fifth variation follows.
The 6th variation is a lyrical rapid movement, in triplet-like figures. And this is followed by a second fugue, in 5/4, with a chromatic insert in the theme. The harmony is triadic, but not "tonal".