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for piano

Year:  1987   ·  Duration:  16m

Year:  1987
Duration:  16m

Composer:   Anthony Ritchie

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Anthony Ritchie: Night-Piec...

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Sharon Joy Vogan (piano), 1988.

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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 note

Written with funding assistance from Queen Elizabeth II Arts Council (now Creative NZ)

Contents note

one movement

Performance history

31 Oct 1987: Performed by Nicola Melville (piano)

25 Apr 1988: Performed by Sharon Joy Vogan (piano)