Wind whipping up the waves around the lighthouse (solo piano)
by Barbara Durham (2003)
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This piece was inspired by the treacherous sea building up and
subsiding along with the wind. The dramatic atmosphere is
enhanced by the inaccessible huge rocks below the Split Point
Lighthouse: Eagle Rock
where the eagles nest and Wedding Cake Rock where the waves wash over it leaving a frothy white 'icing' (cf. bars 8 - 13). Careful use of the sustaining pedal is necessary to bring out the harmonies and touches to
enhance melodic fragments and thematic material (eg., Bars 14 - 23).
I recommend that you play the contrasting sister piece Calm Waves Washing on the Beach (from 'Relaxation for Piano: Back to Nature') before playing this piece because there are related harmonic fragments and thematic material.
Duration: 2 min.
Dedication note: dedicated to the Split Point Lighthouse, Aireys Inlet
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