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West wind

Sheet Music: Score & Part(s)

West wind : for violin and piano / Ann Carr-Boyd.

by Ann Carr-Boyd (1994)

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  • Library Availability: 787.2/CAR 5 — Reference (not for loan) copy only
  • Instrumentation: Violin, piano.
  • Audio Sample

    Performance by Glenn Murray, Ann Carr-Boyd from the CD Romantic Australian classics


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West Wind is an adaptation for violin and piano of the last movement of my Trio for flute, viola and double bass, titled Suite in Orange, which was premiered in the town of Orange in New South Wales in 1994.
The mood of the work is a musical interpretation of the westerly winds which prevail in inland NSW. Their persistence is echoed by the presence of the 4 note figure which opens the work. This figure, in turn, gives way to an ebb and flow of tempi and themes (like the wayward wind) - the music hesitates, then races forward again. The musical style is reminiscent of minimalism, a technique in which a musical idea may be repeated several (or sometimes many) times over, perhaps with small changes in the implied harmonies. I thought that this technique would be evocative of the west wind - something which is persistent, but changes willfully at a moment's notice.

Published by: Wirripang [979 0 720159 45 4] — 1 score 7p. -- A4 (portrait)) and 1 part

Difficulty: Medium — AMEB Grade 4-5.

Duration: 5 mins

First performance by Glenn Murray, Ann Carr-Boyd

Includes programme note.

Typeset edition.

This edition produced 2011.

ISMN: 979 0 720159 45 4

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This work is also available in the following products:

Romantic Australian classics
CD: Romantic Australian classics : music of the Australian composers.

CD: Aubade : Australian music for strings.


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