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Work

1987
Duration:
16' 00"
Contents:
one movement

External Media on Demand

Sharon Joy Vogan (piano), 1988.

Programme Note

Night-piece was composed in 1986 with the assistance of an Arts Council grant, and first performed by the composer in April 1987. Sharon Joy Vogan subsequently recorded the work for Concert FM (now Radio New Zealand Concert). The one continuous movement is divided into seven sections, linked by recurring motifs. Five of these sections describe dreams, while the opening and closing sections represent the gradual drifting off to sleep, and waking from sleep, respectively. Rather than being specifically programmatic, Night-piece attempts to evoke strongly-felt sensations and emotions from the sub-conscious mind.

Commissioned:
Written with funding assistance from Queen Elizabeth II Arts Council (now Creative NZ)
Difficulty:
Advanced
Influences:
Funders:

Performance History

31 Oct 1987 Performed by Nicola Melville (piano)
24 Apr 1988 Performed by Sharon Joy Vogan (piano)

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