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Return to the distilled gold

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Return to the distilled gold / Haydn Reeder.

by Haydn Reeder (1998)


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Written in 1998 as a companion piece to a piece called Ground, this work has a duration of approximaely 5 minues. There are several distinct gestures or textures which cirulate through the piece, that is, they return at various times. Only one of these however is heard in its original form at its return. It features an intermittently repeated low chord on one guitar while the other traces a slow high two-part shape. After being introduced, it is contemplated for quite a long time and during this initial phase is returned to several times. Here the composer is like an alchemist who has discovered what he is looking for. At its later return this central idea is only briefly referred to. The final section could be described as a thumping toccata.

Published by: Australian Music Centre — 1 facsimile score (6p. -- A4 (portrait))

Difficulty: Advanced — Tertiary student/professional.

Duration: 5 min.

First performance by Ken Murray, Geoffrey Morris — 9 Nov 08. Trinity Uniting Church, Brighton, Melbourne. Presented and organised by the Melbourne Composers League.

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