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The whole suite : seven pieces for piano based on half tone-whole tone scales

by Lorraine Milne (1998)

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Performance by Lorraine Milne from the CD Piano music

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Piano music / by Lorraine Milne.

Library shelf no. CD 2263 [Available for loan]

Work Overview

I became fascinated with the possibilities of the octatonic scale and its lack of a raised 7th. Jazz musicians use it as a improvisatory tool and as a compositional tool, it leads into shifting tonal centres and the juxtaposition of the major and minor third in the same chord. This mode is the unifying factor in The Whole Suite.

Work Details

Year: 1998

Instrumentation: Piano.

Duration: 15 min.

Difficulty: Medium — AMEB Grades 6-8.

Contents note: 1. Adam's half (1'20") -- 2. Second slice (1'45") -- 3. In a heartbeat (1'50") -- 4. Walking the straight line (2'10")  -- 5. Bitter sweet (3') -- 6. White chocolate (2'05") -- 7. Tango with a twist (2'10").

Dedication note: For Adam Novakovic


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