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Shades of the Alhambra

Sheet Music: Performance Parts

Shades of the Alhambra : for clarinet, cello & piano / Wendy Hiscocks

by Wendy Hiscocks (2009)

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  • Instrumentation: Clarinet in A, cello, piano.
  • Audio Sample

    Performance by Brian Mullan, Sarah Thurlow, Wendy Hiscocks from the CD Chamber music


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Some compositions have a long gestation period and the initial spark of inspiration for this suite was undoubtedly triggered by a visit to the Alhambra while on holiday in Grenada many years ago. It impressed me as being the most beautiful palace I had ever seen. A reading of Washington Irving's book Tales of the Alhambra (1832) based on Moorish legends and myths associated with the Alhambra, further feulled my imagination and provided the dramatic focus for the ensuing musical scenes. A first draft of the work was completed as early as 2004 which was then revised in 2009 in readiness for its premiere in 2010.

Published by: Australian Music Centre — 1 set of 3 performance parts (108p. -- A4 (portrait))

Difficulty: Advanced

Duration: 24 mins

Contents note:

1. Eve of Saint John -- 2. Zorahayda -- 3. The Taper -- 4. Lullaby of the Gothic Princess -- 5. Boabdil.

First performance by Michael Collins, Louise Hopkins, Kristian Chong at Concert Conversations with Piers Lane 1 (Jupiters Townsville) on 3 Aug 2010

The piano part in this set of parts is a copy of the full score.

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CD: Chamber music / Wendy Hiscocks.


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