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Snow rising : for solo piano

by Katherine Rawlings (2001)

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Performance by Lindsay Gilroy from the CD Lucid dreaming

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Snow rising : for solo piano / Katherine Rawlings.

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Work Overview

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.

Work Details

Year: 2001

Instrumentation: Piano.

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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