I am composing a piece that I have nicknamed "The March of a Hero" and I noticed something. If I separate the piece out into sections, I get this:
Introduction - A few slow arpeggios to introduce the hero
A - March theme, comes back multiple times, each time a bit different, Key is firmly in D major - The hero is accumulating his army
B - Lyrical and melodic, even the bass is melodic, giving rise to 2 voice counterpoint in what has otherwise had a homophonic texture, Key has moved to C major, close only by proximity to the original D major - Army has stopped to look and see what direction the enemy is approaching from
A' - March theme again, but richer, again with variation - The hero is accumulating a big army now
Bridge - Slow theme in C minor, now things are getting dramatic - The enemy's approach
C - Acts kind of like a development section, but with new material, Rocking bass is now representing the charge, Short motives are representing the hoofbeats of the cavalry, Fast block chords are representing cannon shots, Full blown battle theme, Key is in C minor
B' - A Picardy third turns things around in the hero's favor, we are now back in C major with the 2 voice counterpoint
A'' - March theme, but not in the expected D major yet, starts in C major, and then moves to C#major - The hero is coming home
A''' - March theme for a final time in D major, a victory fanfare, -The hero is home and he has saved the day
Coda- Final few chords to represent the hero's gratitude
As you can probably tell, this acts very much like a Rondo. But, it also kind of acts like a Theme and Variations, because in all except the final A section, there are multiple variations upon that March theme.
So, is it possible for a Rondo to also be a Theme and Variations? Or are those 2 forms not possible to have simultaneously?