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Cathedrals of flame : three pieces for solo piano / May Howlett.
by May Howlett (2009)
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In summer, the Australian sears the landscape tinder dry, the cicada sings, and the bush becomes a Cathedral of Flames. A Salute to the Sun, and an elegy for those who fought and those who suffered loss in the flames.
Published by: Wirripang [979 0 720101 35 4] — 1 score (22p. -- A4 (portrait))
Difficulty: Advanced — Virtuosic; great technical facility required
Duration: 12 mins
1. Corona – a halo for the sun (2 min., 30 sec.) -- 2. A cicada’s hymn to the sun (1 min., 30 sec.) -- 3. Cathedrals of flame (6 min.).
First performance by Alessandra Garosi — 6 Nov 11. Utzon Hall, Sydney Opera House
Includes brief programme note and biographical notes on composer.
The composer notes:
The style is what might be termed Modern Impressionism; it aims at an abstraction of flame, heat and grief.
ISBN: 979 0 720101 35 4
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