Variations for Solo Vibraphone (First Song Variations) was composed in 2018 and is dedicated to Doug Walter. The theme on which the work is based is derived from the composition First Song by Charlie Haden (1937-2014).
All tempo markings are approximate and may be adjusted, within reason, to the preference of the performer. As stated in m. 1 of the theme, the sustain pedal should be used throughout the entire work at the discretion of the performer. This is also true for the choices of mallets for the various movements, some of which may be played on marimba, and are *marked.