Winter soliloquy (solo piano)
by Mark Grandison (2002)
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From the CD Misc. works for professional level performers
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Winter Soliloquy is a gentle and reflective work, intuitive and improvisatory in its unfolding. The opening series of arabesques establish the melancholy mood and harmonic character; 4ths, 5ths and 2nds form the basis of most chords. From this emerges a left-hand plaintive ostinato in 7/8 that persists for much of the work. Around this weaves a highly ornamental melody and gong-like bass chords, both layers sustained by the right hand. Thus the technical challenge is to crate the aural illusion of three hands maintaining a continuum of three separate musical strands.
Duration: 4 min.
Difficulty: Advanced — Professional
Commission note: Commissioned by Mark Kruger.
Performances of this work
Jun 05: South East Asia and USA. Featuring Gillian Sullivan.
Nov 02: Alexander hall, Kambala. Featuring Heinz Schweers.
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