Variations on There is a rose in my garden for viola solo



These variations involve fairly complex techniques including left hand pizzicato, double stopping, harmonics and 3 and 4 part chords.
They are based on my song setting of a poem by a Kurdish prisoner of conscience who went under the pseudonym İskan Açıkça

English version of the original song

There is a rose in my garden
A crimson rose opening in my heart
Rosy cheeks blossoming
like a young pomegranate plant
which loves the earth like spring
like a rising sun in the sky
both weep both love from within
like a rising moon in the night
like summer rain watering my rose garden
as if it were a life.
It is you in my dreams at night
every moment I see you in my mind..
You are running through my soul
like blood runs through my veins with joy!