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Luz meridional : twenty-four études for pianoforte / Andrián Pertout.
by Andrián Pertout (2012)
'Luz meridional' or 'Southern Light' was commissioned by Julian Burnside AO QC and especially composed for Australian pianist Michael Kieran Harvey as part of a 2009 State Library of Victoria Creative Fellowship, and while each individual movement pays homage to one of twenty-four early Australian composers, the work as a whole represents a Homenaje a Henry Cowell (1897-1965). The twenty-four solo piano études incorporate quotations from early Australian composers sourced from the State Library of Victoria's Australian Manuscripts collection, and represents a composition project dedicated to researching melodic material from the State Library of Victoria's Australian Manuscripts collection in order to then compose a set of twenty-four études for solo piano, utilizing and transforming this material in various ways: contrapuntal procedures, formal structures, pointillism, time point sets, tempo canons, combinatoriality, imitation, linear additive composition models, ornamentation, ostinato, quotations, rhyme schemes, serialism, inversions and palindromes, interval exploration, reharmonization, additive rhythms, bell ringing sequences, De Bruijn sequences, isorhythms, metric modulations, non-retrogradable rhythms, polyrhythms, True Random Number Generators, etc.
Published by: Australian Music Centre — 1 facsimile score (199p. -- A4 (portrait))
Difficulty: Advanced — Professional.
Duration: 1 hours, 3 mins, 35 sec.
No. 1, Niño durmiente -- No. 2, Encuentro -- No. 3, Diversión -- No. 4, Balada -- No. 5, Poema sinfónico -- No. 6, Danza de guerra -- No. 7, Caleidoscopio -- No. 8, Canción colonial -- No. 9, Nostalgia -- No. 10, El bosque -- No. 11, Melancolía -- No. 12, Retrospectivo -- No. 13, Meditación -- No. 14, Elegía -- No. 15, Síntesis -- No. 16, Bagatela -- No. 17, En la piscina -- No. 18, El anillo de nuevas campanas -- No. 19, Fantasma del mar -- No. 20, Gloria -- No. 21, Despedida -- No. 22 -- No. 23, Himno para la muerte de Jesús -- No. 24, Seis perfiles.
Includes program notes and performance notes.
Composer's no: 411.
Winner of the 2012 Jean Bogan Prize (University of Newcastle, Newcastle, Australia)
Homenaje a Henry Cowell (1897-1965)
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