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Memories of a happy day : for solo piano / Miriam Hyde.
by Miriam Hyde (1939)
Written 15.3.39 after we (Marcus Edwards and I) had spent a day
at Audley, in the National Park, N.S.W., - calm, cloudy, with a
slight autumnal feeling; - quiet, and by a shallow reach of the
Hacking River, on which there was a little boating in progress.
The 2nd theme (over the pedal point, D) suggests at first the
ripple of oars. Though written while we were still engaged, I
have since come to regard the more sonorous part of the climax as
reminiscent of another "happy day" - our wedding day, hence the
It was chiefly the last nine bars which brought to my mind the last lines of Keats' sonnet, quoted above the music
Published by: Wirripang [979 0 7020126 33 3] — 1 score (5p. -- A4 (portrait))
Duration: 3 mins
Includes programme note and biographical notes on the composer.
This edition produced 2012.
ISMN: 979 0 7020126 33 3
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