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Blue Work


Five Melodies

for piano

Year:  1982   ·  Duration:  12m
Instrumentation:  Melodies 1 and 3 require a grand piano

Year:  1982
Duration:  12m
Instrumentation  Melodies 1 and 3 require a ...

Jack Body
Composer

Composer:   Jack Body

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Gao Ping discusses Jack Bod...

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Jack Body: Five Melodies (m...

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Jack Body: No.5 of Five Mel...

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Sample Score

Sample: Page 1 from 'IV' and page 1 from 'V'

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Sample: From 0:00 - 1:00

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Sample Score

Sample: Page 1

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Borrow/Hire:

To borrow or hire parts please email SOUNZ directly at info@sounz.org.nz. Please note that only library members in New Zealand and Australia can borrow or hire parts.

About

Originally composed for Margaret Nielsen this set of short pieces for piano explores unconventional melodic styles inspired by the composer's fascination with melodic styles outside the Western "classical" tradition, including, among others, bagpipe music, and the Chinese guqin zither. It has been recorded by both Margaret Nielsen and Daniel Poynton.


Commissioned note

This work was written for Margaret Nielsen

Margaret Nielsen


Performance history

02 Nov 1984: Performed by Margaret Nielsen

26 Feb 1992: Performed by Matthew Davidson at the Concert Hall, School of Music, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL, United States of America

25 Apr 1992: Performed by Matthew Davidson at Smith Memorial Room, University of Illinois, Urbana, IL, United States of America

30 May 1992: Performed by Matthew Davidson at Centre Stage Theater, Society for Jazz and World Music, "Day of Music Festival", Santa Barbara, CA, United States of America

06 May 2010: NZ Piano Music of the 1980s

19 Sep 2010: The Enchanted Isle: Auckland

24 Sep 2010: The Enchanted Isle: Wellington

11 Sep 2011: Performed by Gao Ping at the Ilott Theatre, Wellington, New Zealand, 11 September 2011. Presented by Wellington Chamber Music.

21 Sep 2011: Gao Ping: and the garden was full of voices

31 Jan 2015: Douglas Lilburn: Student and Teacher | Black Rainbow Series

06 Feb 2015: Adam Chamber Music Festival 2015 | PianoFest V: In Memoriam Judith Clark

22 Jun 2016: Performed by Emma Sayers at St Andrew’s on The Terrace, Wellington, as part of the “Connections, dedications” solo recital.


Performer by Dan Poynton (piano)

Performed by Natsuki Emura, piano, in Tokyo 2005

Performed by Matthew Davidson

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