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Blue Work

Flashes of Iridescence

For solo piano

Year:  1995   ·  Duration:  4m

Year:  1995
Duration:  4m

John Rimmer

Composer:   John Rimmer

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Sample Score

Sample: pages 1 - 2

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Programme note

Flashes of Iridescence was composed in 1995 and first performed by the New Zealand pianist Margaret Lion at Morley College, London on 14 November 1995.

This short piece is a birthday offering for Douglas Lilburn’s 80th birthday and is based on a fragment of Lilburn’s Sonatina 2. For his piece Lilburn drew inspiration from the interior colours of the New Zealand paua shell which in a letter to the pianist Barry Margan, he described as ‘flashes of iridescence’.

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Performance history

14 Nov 1995: Performed by Margaret Lion at Morley College, in London.