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Mosstrooper Peak : Sonata for guitar duo

by Nigel Westlake (2010, this version: 2011)

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Mosstrooper Peak : sonata for guitar duo / Nigel Westlake.

Library shelf no. 785.78712/WES 1 [Not for loan]

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Work Overview

Each movement is named after a remote location on the east coast of Australia, places that hold a special meaning for me and that were visited during a huge time of upheaval in my life. They are locations of repose and meditation, and upon each site stands a shrine to the memory of my son Eli.

Work Details

Year: 2010, this version: 2011

Instrumentation: 2 guitars.

Duration: 22 min.

Difficulty: Advanced

Written for: Slava Grigoryan, Leonard Grigoryan

First performance: by Slava Grigoryan, Leonard Grigoryan — 27 Jul 12. Townsville Civic Theatre, Queensland


Program note: Nigel Westlake - Mosstrooper Peak for 2 Guitars
Nigel Westlake
Mosstrooper Peak (Sonata for 2 Guitars) is a development of the “Sonata For Solo Guitar” (2010) commissioned by Timothy Kain. Based on an identical form as the original solo, the second guitar part has been added in order to amplify the resonances, augment the harmonic structure and share and ornament the melodies and textures, resulting in a tightly knit, intimate dialogue between the 2 instruments.


Performances of this work

27 Aug 2016: at Grigoryan Brothers (The Street Theatre, Canberra). Featuring Slava Grigoryan, Leonard Grigoryan.

23 Apr 2015: at This Time - Grigoryan Brothers (Salon - Melbourne Recital Centre). Featuring Slava Grigoryan, Leonard Grigoryan.

5 May 2013: at Hausmusik: Timothy Kain (guitar) (Barrengarry House). Featuring Tim Kain.

14 Apr 13: Utzon Room, Sydney Opera House. Featuring Tim Kain.

27 Jul 12: Townsville Civic Theatre, Queensland. Featuring Slava Grigoryan, Leonard Grigoryan.

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