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for solo piano

Year:  2017   ·  Duration:  5m 30s

Year:  2017
Duration:  5m 30s

Composer:   Juliet Palmer

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Juliet Palmer: Burl - VIDEO

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Stephen De Pledge: A New Ze...

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Sample Score

Sample: Pages 4 - 6 of score

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Of all the movements in JS Bach's Partita no.3 in A minor, it was the burlesca that spoke most compellingly to me. I loved its obsessive ornamentation and the confounding eruption of parallel octaves two-thirds of the way through. The recurring twists and turns made me think of the way wood grows around an an insect or an injury. Over time, these irregularities amplify, forming a complex pattern — a burl. Often described as a deformity, the tree has in fact healed itself.

Commissioned note

Commissioned by Stephen De Pledge for the New Zealand Partita project

Dedication note

Dedicated to Stephen De Pledge