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Narratives and detours (solo piano)

by Mark Grandison (2002)

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Performance by Jeanell Carrigan from the CD Narratives and detours

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Work Overview

This work presents two alternating musical narratives, initially contrasting and unrelated, that develop along parallel and distinct lines.

The first musical narrative comprises slow, percussively chiming chords, that return in various registers. A broad, heavy melody is overlaid and increasingly embellished.

The second narrative begins as scurrying, brittle quavers in a fast compound time, at first presented tentatively, but building in intensity until it breaks into a rolling, wide-ranging bass line and an improvisatory right-hand melody.

The nexus between these disparate musical worlds is initially abrupt and tangential. Transitions become more fluid and natural as meeting points between the two narratives are realized. Indeed, in the climax, the two transformed ideas are finally juxtaposed.

A coda sees both narratives again alternate, this time more cautiously, before the sudden and final ascendancy of one.

Work Details

Year: 2002

Instrumentation: Piano.

Duration: 12 min.

Difficulty: Advanced — AMEB L.Mus.A.

Commission note: Commissioned by Mark Kruger.

First performance: by Mark Kruger — 5 May 02. Melbourne

Performances of this work

Sep 02: Adelaide Elder Hall. Featuring Mark Kruger.

Sep 02: Canberra School of Music. Featuring Mark Kruger.

Sep 02: Brisbane. Featuring Mark Kruger.

5 May 02: Melbourne. Featuring Mark Kruger.

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