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Work

2007
Duration:
03' 30"

Samples

application/pdf,26k Score (26k) Page 1 of 'Landscape Prelude'© Jenny McLeod
audio/mpg,959k Recording (959k) 0:00-1:00© Radio New Zealand / SOUNZ
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Programme Note

Landscape Prelude is imbued with the spirit of New Zealand’s west coast on a still day. The accompanying poem begins:

“barely stirs the dark ripple

through liquid bell-tones

ancient echoes

of grey-green tree-gods

high sky

wild crags and rocks

the deep earth gong beats…”


A less than reassuring human element also enters the picture…

Commissioned:
Commissioned by Stephen De Pledge as part of the Landscape Prelude series
Difficulty:
Advanced
Influences:

Performance History

27 Feb 2008 Performed by Stephen De Pledge at the Ilott Theatre, Wellington in the Landscapes Concert of the New Zealand International Arts Festival
Stephen De Pledge
04 Sep 2009 Performed by Stephen De Pledge at the Montana Brancott Winery, Blenheim
Stephen De Pledge
05 Sep 2009 Performed by Stephen De Pledge at the Marama Hall, Dunedin
Stephen De Pledge
06 Sep 2009 Performed by Stephen De Pledge at the Great Hall, the Arts Centre, Christchurch
Stephen De Pledge
08 Sep 2009 Performed by Stephen De Pledge at the Ilot Theatre, Wellington
Stephen De Pledge
10 Sep 2009 Performed by Stephen De Pledge at the Auckland Town Hall Concert Chamber, Auckland
Stephen De Pledge
11 Sep 2009 Performed by Stephen De Pledge at The Woolshed, Te Awamutu
Stephen De Pledge
13 Sep 2009 Performed by Stephen De Pledge at the Mahurangi College, Warkworth
Stephen De Pledge
16 Sep 2009 Performed by Stephen De Pledge in Wanganui
Stephen De Pledge
20 Sep 2009 Performed by Stephen De Pledge at the Waikanae Memorial Hall, Waikanae
Stephen De Pledge
27 Sep 2009 Performed by Stephen De Pledge at the Chanel Arts Centre, Motueka
Stephen De Pledge
03 Oct 2009 Performed by Stephen De Pledge in Gisborne
Stephen De Pledge
25 Apr 2010 Performed by Stephen De Pledge (piano) as part of the Dartington International Summer School at the Great Hall, in Dartington, England
Stephen De Pledge
06 Apr 2011 Performed by Stephen De Pledge (piano) at the Auckland Town Hall Concert Chamber in Auckland, as part of the 2011 New Zealand International Piano Festival
Stephen De Pledge
04 Jul 2011 Performed by Stephen de Pledge (piano) at St Margaret’s Church Lothbury as part of the City of London Festival
Stephen De Pledge
22 Mar 2012 Performed by Stephen de Pledge at the University of Glasgow Concert Hall (22 March 2012) and at the University of Edinburgh Reid Concert Hall (23 March 2012), Scotland.
Stephen De Pledge

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