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Piano Poems

for solo piano

Year:  1996   ·  Duration:  20m

Year:  1996
Duration:  20m

Kit Powell

Composer:   Kit Powell

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Sample: 0:24 - 0:59

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Sample: Page 1

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My main preoccupation while writing these pieces was with form, in particular to experiment with variants of my Abelian form. When I first invented this form, I was concerned with proportions: a large form whose proportions were also to be found in the constituent sections. In Piano Poems 1, 4, 8, and 9, which use this form, the proportions are generally all equal and the Abelian shape is only a means of determining the order.

Dedication note

To Douglas Lilburn on his 80th birthday, November 2nd 1994.

Contents note

Nine short pieces

Performance history

Performed by Dan Poynton, 1997