A little piece of heaven : for retuned guitar
by Marian Budos (2003)
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Library shelf no. 787.87/BUD 3 [Available for loan]
A Little Piece of Heaven is the final piece from the Southern Cross Trilogy for solo guitar. The guitar uses an alternate tuning (E1 - C - G - C - Ab - C) to help create richer sonorities and extend harmonic possibilities. The piece is a depiction of one's personal struggles with their own dark side and the inevitability of facing their own demons. These struggles are eventually resolved and one feels as if a little piece of heaven descended in their life and brought a long-awaited calm and peace.
Instrumentation: Retuned guitar.
Duration: 8 min.
Dedication note: Dedicated to Ján Labant
Commission note: Commissioned by Ján Labant.
First performance: by Ján Labant — 22 Oct 03. Cithara Aediculae International Guitar Festival, Nitra, Slovakia
Performances of this work
13 Mar 2013: at Comeniusdag 2013 (Grote Kerk, Naarden (Netherlands)).
22 Oct 03: Cithara Aediculae International Guitar Festival, Nitra, Slovakia. Featuring Ján Labant.
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