Snow rising : for solo piano
by Katherine Rawlings (2001)
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Reflective of a struggle with cancer, this piece moves through several different moods: sadness, frustration, celebration of life, the waiting and finally, snow rising. The snow, symbolising a spirit of beauty and light, evaporates and rises up into the sky, finding peace and rest.
Duration: 4 min.
Difficulty: Medium — AMEB Grade 6
Dedication note: For Alison McKie and family
First performance: by Rowan Vince — 25 Oct 01. 'Composers 2001: New Works by Katherine Rawlings, Damien Mizzi and Tony Tenace', held in Melba Hall, University of Melbourne
The composer notes: Stylistically this music is influenced by Chopin, Debussy and Michael Nyman.
Work revised 2014
Performances of this work
30 May 06: “Music by contemporary Australian and English Composers” at The Church of Transfiguration, Toronto, Canada. Featuring Trinity Chamber Ensemble.
10 Feb 06: Music Workshop, Sydney Conservatorium of Music. Featuring Lindsay Gilroy.
25 Nov 04: Post Grad Composers Orchestra at Verbrugghen Hall, Sydney Conservatorium of Music
25 Oct 01: 'Composers 2001: New Works by Katherine Rawlings, Damien Mizzi and Tony Tenace', held in Melba Hall, University of Melbourne. Featuring Rowan Vince.
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