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Der ost-westspiegel

Sheet Music: Score

Der ost-westspiegel : for solo accordion / Peter McNamara.

by Peter McNamara (2012)

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  • Library Availability: 788.86/MCN 1 — Reference (not for loan) copy only
  • Instrumentation: Accordion.
  • Audio Sample

    Performance by James Crabb from the CD Selected Works by AMC Represented Artists, vol. 56


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Der Ost-Westspiegel was written specifically for the internationally renowned accordionist James Crabb, and expresses the various contrasts of eastern and western Sydney. These contrasts and differences are numerous, such as the disparity in poverty, geographical contrasts and space, development, and numerous others. This also includes cultural differences such as indigenous and eastern/western culture contrasts and how we often misunderstand each other.

These aesthetic themes are related to the work's musical material in a number of ways. Firstly, extreme contrasts in musical material such as the register and/or character (light or dark for example). This material is also organised in a symmetrical structure. Symmetry, in fact, is another important feature, with much of the work's pitch material arranged in patterns as if there was a mirror image. This also relates back to the theme of the work, as a person from either the east or west would see a different reflection in the mirror depending on their circumstances.

Published by: Wirripang [979 0 7200140 056] — 1 score (8p. -- A4 (portrait))

Difficulty: Advanced

Duration: 11 mins, 10 sec.

Commission info: Commissioned on behalf of Campbelltown City Council

First performance by James Crabb at James Crabb in concert (Campbelltown Arts Centre) on 28 Oct 2012

Includes programme notes, performance notes and biographical notes on the composer.

Typeset edition.

This edition produced 2013.

ISMN: 979 0 7200140 056

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This work is also available in the following products:

Selected Works by AMC Represented Artists, vol. 56
CD: Selected Works by AMC Represented Artists, vol. 56


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