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Melancholia Op.51b

for solo guitar

Year:  1991   ·  Duration:  3m

Year:  1991
Duration:  3m

Composer:   Anthony Ritchie

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Anthony Ritchie: Melancholi...

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Sample: 0’00” – 1’00”
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The composer comments, "Melancholia is a very straightforward little piece and is a meditation on loneliness … I was mindful of the guitar's intimate qualities which help to convey an introspective mood."

Melancholia was commissioned by Suzanne Court and first published in 1991 by Pro Arte Publications in the collection Guitar Aotearoa, edited by Suzanne Court and Milton Parker. Re-published in 2018 by Hatchet Music Ltd, edited by Matthew Marshall.

Commissioned note

Commissioned by Suzanne Court

Contents note

One movement

Performance history

20 Sep 2009: Schemata

16 Sep 2010: “Kiwi Tracks” Air on Hawaii Public Radio

Performed by Matthew Marshall