Sheet Music: Score
Ether etude / Andrew Schultz
by Andrew Schultz (2009)
It's called Etude (or study) because the piece is a study on triplet motion and also a study on a phrase of music by Beethoven; Piano Sonata No. 32 in C Minor, Op. 111 - the second movement, "Arietta", bars 89-102.
The Ether of the title suggests two things - the high floating gassy ether of the sky and the knockout gas; hence the high passage-work and the slightly wonky, unsteady character of the piece.
Published by: Australian Music Centre — 1 facsimile score (14p. -- A4 (portrait))
Difficulty: Advanced — Tertiary student level
Duration: 3 mins
Commissioned by MLC School (Sydney).
First performance by Ensemble Offspring — May 09. MLC School, Sydney
Written for MLC Sydney's Australian Music Day 2009 as a resource piece for HSC composition students to use as a model - accompanied by blogs, recording and analysis via on-line website.
Also a version as the animated film, "Joyride' made by Alyssa Rothwell.
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Analysis & Media
- Resonate Article: Featured video: Joyride (Rothwell/Schultz)
- Website: MLC Australian Music Day: Composition Diary
blog, draft scores and analysis by Andrew Schultz relating to the creation of his work "Ether etude"
This website allows you to explore blog entries by the composer relating his experience of composing the work "Ether etude", seven drafts and the final version of the score, musicological analysis, a recording and video tutorials on composing for various instruments.
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