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Dances to the night sky : guitar trio

by Amanda Handel (1999)

One hour to madness and joy


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One hour to madness and joy / Sydney Guitar Trio.

Library shelf no. CD 830 [Available for loan]

Dances to the night sky


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Dances to the night sky : three guitar trios / Amanda Handel.

Library shelf no. Q 785.78713/HAN 1 [Available for loan]

Work Overview

This set of three pieces calls for a strong rhythmic and percussive approach (particularly the first and third). Vital tight ensemble work is imperative to realise the dance nature & character. The second piece is more reflective and hypnotic. All three movements draw on the use of standard extended techniques and include asymmetric meters.

Work Details

Year: 1999

Instrumentation: 3 guitars.

Duration: 15 min.

Difficulty: Advanced — Advanced students or professional ensemble. Rhythmic demands.

Contents note: I. Half moon of gold (4 min.) -- II. Stellar motion (7 min. 15 sec.), -- III. Saturnalia (3 min. 45 sec.).

Commission note: Commissioned by Sydney Guitar Trio, Sydney Guitar Trio.. Commissioned for Darwin International Guitar Festival 1999.

First performance: by Sydney Guitar Trio — Jul 99. Darwin International Guitar Festival

Influenced by instrumental string playing in Spanish Flamenco and Eastern European traditional musics.


Performances of this work

Jul 99: Darwin International Guitar Festival. Featuring Sydney Guitar Trio.

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