|For variation 8 the tempo has been slowed to Poco Andante. We've come a long way from the first occurance of the treble contra-dance in variation 3 and this charming metamorphosis seems so distant. Example 17b illustrates just how close we are to the original. In the example, you will hear the first occurance of the treble contra-dance at bar 76 (allegro molto), followed by the same passage with the the woodwinds isolated and slowed to poco andante, followed by the poco andante above. For example 17b, Click here.