The Patchwork Suite

Variation No. 3 by Stephen Deeter

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Wisconsin artist Stephen Deeter is a composer, a vocalist, and a lyricist too. His poem “Secondhand” traces his musings on what it means to love and be loved, taking inspiration from both a thrift-shop quilt and from his relationship with his partner. In Stephen’s variation on the Granados waltz theme, he sets “Secondhand” to music by playing with the melodic contour of the original theme and supporting the text with modern-minded harmony.

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