Last summer (solo piano)
by Nadia Burgess (2009)
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Performance by Tim Fisher from the CD Selected Works by AMC Represented Artists, vol. 45.
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Waking up to birdsong, sipping your first cup of tea for the day, going for a walk around Mosman Bay on Sydney Harbour, working on a crossword puzzle, enjoying the sunset.........momentary pleasures!
This short piece of music is like that too. It is relaxing due to the arpeggiated left hand, the use of major 7 chords and the leisurely pace. A slow ballad with chord progressions in the style of Antonio Carlos Jobim, which takes one on a journey to faraway places like the African plains.....that is where I was during the summer of 2008.
A 16‐bar section in F major is followed by an 8‐bar section in Eb major. Improvisation occurs over the previous 24 bars. An 8‐bar section in Bb major releases the tension and an 8‐bar variation of the opening section ends the piece.
Duration: 3 min.
Difficulty: Medium — AMEB Grade 5
Dedication note: Dedicated to Johan Cromhout
First performance: by Charl du Plessis — 25 Feb 12. Miriam Makeba Hall, University of South Africa, Pretoria, South Africa
- In the form/style of: Third Stream
Performances of this work
26 Feb 14: Recital of Chamber Works by Nadia Burgess, The Music Workshop, Sydney Conservatorium of Music. Featuring Tim Fisher.
25 Feb 12: Miriam Makeba Hall, University of South Africa, Pretoria, South Africa. Featuring Charl du Plessis.
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