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Wet night on the highway

Sheet Music: Score

Wet night on the highway : for solo piano / Miriam Hyde.

by Miriam Hyde (1958)

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  • Library Availability: 786.2/HYD 47 — Reference (not for loan) copy only
  • Instrumentation: Piano.
  • Audio Sample

    Performance by Miriam Hyde from the CD Piano music of Miriam Hyde.


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This began on the way home from doing my first telecast - a wet night. As I waited for transport at Gore Hill, there was a certain romance about the busy Pacific Highway - reflected ribbons of light, the occasional dissonant motor-horn; red tail-lights disappearing to the left; the swish of headlights to the right, and the rain alternating between intermittent drizzle and heavy showers.
An impressionistic piece, yet with a lot of romantic feeling. Influences: possibly Debussy, Medtner (whom I heard in a piano recital in London in the 1930s) and I think Frank Hutchens (via Debussy!); maybe also a John Ireland type of pianism.

Published by: Wirripang [97970720115870] — 1 score (9p. -- A4 (portrait))

Difficulty: Advanced — AMEB A.Mus

Duration: 4 mins, 30 sec.

Includes analysis of the work, by the composer.

Typeset edition.

ISMN: 97970720115870

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