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a single note of rock

for piano and taonga pūoro

Year:  2023

Year:  2023

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Sample Score

Sample: first two pages of score

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The phrase is taken from a poem by Aotearoa poet, writer, and musician Denys Trussell.

Moon and Hymn Over Hauraki (excerpt):

That she of stone and stone's dust
is radiant, cold, white
with the white of silence
made by her reflecting
tells us.
That she
a single note of rock
is earth-cast
yet casts
sun's abstract as the sheen
of night over forests
standing black beneath
the tall ridges of Hauturu

Commissioned note

Commissioned by pianist Sharon Joy Vogan in 2022 for her Suite Aotearoa project, comprising new works by Aotearoa composers

Difficulty note

This work is suitable for Grade 6 to professional pianists

Dedication note

to Martin Lodge

Contents note

single movement

Text note

title by Denys Trussell