River music : for solo piano
by Gordon Kerry (2012)
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It was a real honour to be asked to compose the first music to be heard in the new Mildura Arts Centre, and for it to be played on the new Steinway by Anna Goldworthy, an artist with whom I first worked nearly 20 years ago.
This short piece begins with bell-tones sounding the gently rocking rhythm of a barcarolle - a gondola, perhaps, on the Murray - which gradually adds flowing melodies. The central section is often faster, more insistently rhythmic and contrasts the deeper regions of the instrument with stylised bird-calls. The barcarolle returns in more elaborate guise, and the piece ends with distant fading bird-calls.
Duration: 5 min.
Difficulty: Advanced — medium to advanced level of difficulty
Commission note: Commissioned by Mildura Rural City Council for the opening and dedication of Mildura Arts Centre.
First performance: by Anna Goldsworthy — 15 Dec 12. Performed at the opening and dedication of Mildura Arts Centre, Mildura, Victoria
- Inspired by: Victoria
Performances of this work
15 Dec 12: Performed at the opening and dedication of Mildura Arts Centre, Mildura, Victoria. Featuring Anna Goldsworthy.
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