Calm waves washing on the beach (solo piano)
by Barbara Durham (2002)
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Library shelf no. CD 1708 [Available for loan]
Relaxation for piano: back to nature : a collection of seven calm expressive pieces for piano solo / Barbara Durham.
Library shelf no. 786.2/DUR 2 [Not for loan]
The shaping of the phrases and the changing tempo indicators are
needed to convey the free and gentle motion of the waves. In the
first and third sections, the repeated D in the bass and the D
pedal point in the meno mosso section serve as a reminder of the
underlying power and endurance of the sea which is far beyond
human limitations. This changes to F and G flat (at the end)
signifying an ever-changing sea. The colours
are understated throughout the piece. The use of the sustaining pedal and/or una corda pedal to convey an Impressionistic feel is needed in the second, meno mosso and fourth sections.
Duration: 3 min.
Difficulty: Medium — AMEB Grade 5.
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