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Dew falling...torrent flowing : sonata for soprano saxophone and piano

by Lorenzo Alvaro (2011)

Dew falling...torrent flowing


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Dew falling...torrent flowing : sonata for soprano saxophone and piano / Lorenzo Alvaro.

Library shelf no. 788.72183/ALV 1 [Available for loan]

Work Overview

Dew Falling...Torrent Flowing was initially inspired by the base material from a movement titled Dew Falling, from my song cycle Moonless Night. The initial idea was to use the same material to create a more substantial piece of music for soprano saxophone.

Whilst composing the second movement (which was composed first), the initial meaning of "dew falling" had become extended in terms of the development of the thematical and structural material so much that it came to represent the rapid flow of water. To further compound this meaning, the middle movement was also composed during the time of the Queensland floods in January 2011. This piece has become a reflection of that time.

The first movement takes on the meaning of "dew falling", where the water begins to drip down slowly and settle before running; and the third movement, which shares much of the material from the first movement is a reflection.

Work Details

Year: 2011

Instrumentation: Soprano saxophone, piano.

Duration: 20 min.

Difficulty: Advanced

Contents note: I. Dew falling...  --  II. ...Torrent flowing -- III. Reflection.

Dedication note: Dedicated to the victims of the Queensland Floods of January 2011

Written for: Shannon Ebeling

First performance: by Shannon Ebeling, Amir Farid — 11 Sep 12. Melba Hall, University of Melbourne

Revised 2012.


Performances of this work

11 Sep 12: Melba Hall, University of Melbourne. Featuring Shannon Ebeling, Amir Farid.

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