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Work

1982
Duration:
12' 00"
Instrumentation:
Melodies 1 and 3 require a grand piano

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text/html,1334k Score (1334k) Page 1© Waiteata Press
application/pdf,80k Score (80k) Page 1 from 'IV' and page 1 from 'V'© Jack Body
audio/mpeg,466k Recording (466k) From 0:00 - 1:00© Rattle Records
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Programme Note

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:
This work was written for Margaret Nielsen
Difficulty:
Advanced

Performance History

02 Nov 1984 Performed by Margaret Nielsen
III is not a part of this recording
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
Matthew Davidson
25 Apr 1992 Performed by Matthew Davidson at Smith Memorial Room, University of Illinois, Urbana, IL, United States of America
Matthew Davidson
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
Matthew Davidson
06 May 2010 Performed by William Green at the Auckland Library
Melody No. 5
19 Sep 2010 Performed by William Green as part of a Caprice Arts Trust concert at St Lukes Church, Remuera Road, Auckland
Melody No. 5
24 Sep 2010 Performed by William Green as part of a Caprice Arts Trust concert at St Andrews on the Terrace, Wellington
Melody No. 5
11 Sep 2011 Performed by Gao Ping at the Ilott Theatre, Wellington, New Zealand, 11 September 2011. Presented by Wellington Chamber Music.
Gao Ping
21 Sep 2011 Performed by Gao Ping (piano) at the Music Theatre, University of Auckand, in Auckland
31 Jan 2015
No. 5 only.
06 Feb 2015 Performed by Nicola Melville, at Old St John’s, in Nelson.
22 Jun 2016 Performed by Emma Sayers at St Andrew’s on The Terrace, Wellington, as part of the “Connections, dedications” solo recital.
Emma Sayers

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