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Dimensions of night

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Dimensions of night : 10 pieces for solo piano / Larry Sitsky.

by Larry Sitsky (2008)

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  • Library Availability: 786.2/SIT 14 — Reference (not for loan) copy only
  • Instrumentation: Piano.
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    Performance by Michael Kieran Harvey from the CD Dimensions of night


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After Michael Kieran Harvey premiered my Symphony for Piano and Orchestra, we discussed my writing a new work especially for him. Jokingly, and keeping in mind Michael's special brand of fiery virtuosity, I suggested composing a book of quiet, reflective Nocturnes. Michael, however, took the light-hearted suggestion seriously, and pointed out to me that 'nocturnes' were simply 'night pieces'. From that remark came the notion of a huge cycle of ten pieces, which could be performed separately, but were also part of a linked series of pieces, with cross references and thematic connections.
I see no point in 'explaining' the titles, which come from a wide spectrum of cultural backgrounds. Those listeners who are intrigued by them can easily research the references. Others may choose to ignore the titles completely, with no loss of musical understanding. The over-all title comes from Gwen Harwood's wonderful libretto for my first opera Fall of the House of Usher.

Published by: Wirripang [979 0 720164 27 4] — 1 score (120p. -- A4 (portrait))

Difficulty: Advanced

Duration: 80 min.

Contents note:

Chant of Gatha Ushtavaiti -- Ra sails the Mesektet barque -- Thoh -- Mara -- Sitra achre -- Eros -- Chant ceremony of the Yei Gods -- Lord of the smoking mirror -- The chaos of Aesiod -- Devekut.

Commissioned by Michael Kieran Harvey.

Includes programme note.

Typeset edition.

ISMN: 979 0 720164 27 4

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CD: Dimensions of night : an epic piano odyssey of ancient mythologies by Larry Sitsky / Michael Kieran Harvey (piano).

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MP3: Dimensions of night / Larry Sitsky ; performed by Michael Kieran Harvey


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