Barnes, professor of orchestration and composition at the University of Kansas, produced this suite of variations on a familiar theme of Paganini to showcase numerous wind instruments. The tempos and moods range from delicate to imposing as the theme is tossed among instruments or pairs of instruments, from woodwinds to brass (including Barnes' instrument, the tuba) and a striking variation for percussion. --James Huff 09:13, 18 November 2007 (UTC) (from the program notes of The Claremont Winds, submitted with permission)