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Sheet Music: Score

Spindrift : for solo harp / by Johanna Selleck

by Johanna Selleck (2008)


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Spindrift refers to the spray blown from the cresting waves of the ocean. In Greek and Roman mythology, Leucothea is considered the goddess of spindrift. Marcel Proust uses Leucothea as a metaphor for the mist that covers a young man's eyes when gazing upon a beautiful woman, and the eyes of sailors in love have been said to have 'spindrift' (the 'white goddess') in them. The piece unfolds organically from the single opening motive representing the first gentle swell of the waves. The waves return throughout the piece, giving rise to sprays of floating melody.

Published by: Australian Music Centre — 1 facsimile score (10p. -- A4 (portrait))

Difficulty: Medium — Included on the VCE syllabus. Approx. 7th grade AMEB.

Duration: 8 min.

Dedicated to Jacinta Dennett

Commissioned by Jacinta Dennett.

First performance by Jacinta Dennett — 28 Sep 08. Third Australian Harp Festival, Australian National University, Canberra

Includes program note and performance notes.

Typeset edition.

ISMN: 979-0-720150-94-9

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