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Cerulean Orbits : duo for violin and piano

by Jane Stanley (2016)

Cerulean Orbits

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Cerulean Orbits : duo for violin and piano / Jane Stanley.

Library shelf no. 787.2/STA 1 [Available for loan]

Work Overview

The title describes the relationship explored in this piece between the violin and piano. The players' lines encircle each other, agitating harmonic material in ornate and colouristic ways. The piece opens with the two instruments orbiting around the note B and they proceed to cast independent melodic lines drawing upon the same pool of pitches, at once blending with and antagonising each other. The trilling activity in the piano soon gives way to a more flowing texture and this is matched with intricately ornamented melody in violin. Contrast plays an important role in this piece. For example, the serene opening is interrupted by a torrential descending statement in piano and this is answered by the violin with insistent, accented repeated notes. The forward-moving energy of this passage dissipates and a new texture is introduced characterised by soft, rapidly bubbling motion in the piano and a floating high melody in violin. Following this, a number of earlier ideas are revisited and developed before returning to the restful and reflective state of the opening.

Work Details

Year: 2016

Instrumentation: Violin, piano.

Duration: 8 min.

Difficulty: Advanced

Dedication note: "To Benjamin Beilman and Andrew Tyson"

Commission note: Commissioned by Musica Viva Australia.. Commissioned by Musica Viva Australia, through the Hildegard Project

First performance: by Andrew Tyson, Benjamin Beilman at Musica Viva presents: Beilman & Tyson: Jane Stanley (Perth Concert Hall) on 3 Oct 2016

The composer notes the following styles, genres, influences, etc associated with this work:
Modernism, modernist

Awards & Prizes

Year Award Placing Awarded for/to
2017 Art Music Awards: Performance of the Year Finalist Benjamin Beilman and Andrew Tyson for performance at Musica Viva presents: Beilman & Tyson: Jane Stanley (City Recital Hall Angel Place) on 10 Oct 2016

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Performances of this work

25 Oct 2016: at Musica Viva presents: Beilman & Tyson: Jane Stanley (Elisabeth Murdoch Hall). Featuring Benjamin Beilman, Andrew Tyson.

22 Oct 2016: at Musica Viva presents: Beilman & Tyson: Jane Stanley (Elisabeth Murdoch Hall). Featuring Benjamin Beilman, Andrew Tyson.

20 Oct 2016: at Musica Viva presents: Beilman & Tyson: Jane Stanley (Llewellyn Hall ANU School of Music). Featuring Andrew Tyson, Benjamin Beilman.

19 Oct 2016: at Musica Viva presents: Beilman & Tyson: Jane Stanley (Conservatorium Theatre, Brisbane). Featuring Benjamin Beilman, Andrew Tyson.

17 Oct 2016: at Musica Viva presents: Beilman & Tyson: Jane Stanley (Theatre Royal Hobart). Featuring Andrew Tyson, Benjamin Beilman.

15 Oct 2016: at Musica Viva presents: Beilman & Tyson: Jane Stanley (City Recital Hall Angel Place). Featuring Andrew Tyson, Benjamin Beilman.

13 Oct 2016: at Musica Viva presents: Beilman & Tyson: Jane Stanley (Newcastle Conservatorium Concert Hall). Featuring Andrew Tyson, Benjamin Beilman.

10 Oct 2016: at Musica Viva presents: Beilman & Tyson: Jane Stanley (City Recital Hall Angel Place). Featuring Benjamin Beilman, Andrew Tyson.

8 Oct 2016: at Musica Viva Armidale presents: Beilman & Tyson: Jane Stanley (Armidale Town Hall). Featuring Benjamin Beilman, Andrew Tyson.

7 Oct 2016: at Musica Viva presents: Beilman & Tyson: Jane Stanley (Lecture Theatre D, Coffs Harbour Education Campus). Featuring Andrew Tyson, Benjamin Beilman.

5 Oct 2016: at Musica Viva presents: Beilman & Tyson: Jane Stanley (Adelaide Town Hall). Featuring Benjamin Beilman, Andrew Tyson.

3 Oct 2016: at Musica Viva presents: Beilman & Tyson: Jane Stanley (Perth Concert Hall). Featuring Benjamin Beilman, Andrew Tyson.

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