Alone : for solo piano
by Katherine Rawlings (1999)
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Remembering kindness : for orchestra ; Anthea's garden : for solo percussion ; Sun setting : for massed choir ; Alone : for solo piano / Katherine Rawlings.
Library shelf no. CD 1451 [Available for loan]
The title of this work (Alone) is representative of what I imagine when I hear this music: the different feelings that may rise to the surface, when you find that you are alone
Alone was constructed around two scales, a whole tone scale starting on A (A, B, C#, D#, E#, Fx(G), Gx(A), Ax(B)), and the scale of C# major. It was written in Golden Section form with the point of golden section occurring at bar 21 when the theme returns to previous motives and variations on previous motives.
In the later years of my childhood, the piano
pieces that had the most profound effect on me emotionally were
by impressionist composers, such as Debussy and Ravel. In this
piece I have attempted to create a similar kind of atmospheric,
dreamy feel, reaching beneath the surface of consciousness, into
a place of reflection.
Duration: 3 min.
Difficulty: Easy — AMEB Grade 4
First performance: by Carmen Chan — 9 May 00. 'Melbourne University Composers - a concert of new works', Melba Hall, University of Melbourne
Influenced by the 'French impressionist' genre and composers such as Debussy and Ravel.
Performances of this work
9 May 00: 'Melbourne University Composers - a concert of new works', Melba Hall, University of Melbourne. Featuring Carmen Chan.
9 May 00: Melba Hall, Melbourne University
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