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Filigrees 4

Sheet Music: Score

Filigrees 4 : for piano / Gerald Glynn.

by Gerald Glynn (1997)

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  • Instrumentation: Piano.
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Unlike its companions, cast in a single movement, Filigrees 4 is in four separate movements. The first, "Prelude", opens with a slow exposition using the whole keyboard - over a low pedal, arpeggios in the high treble decorate a slowly emerging ostinato in the central register. As the momentum and dynamic grow, the low (A) pedal moves to include its neighbour G sharp, and these two notes alternate with the central ostinato which becomes louder and more insistent, until a maximum of intensity and volume is attained.

"Lulude", the second movement, is in a lighter, more playful vein; double notes alternate between the right and left hand, gradually ascending the keyboard, often breaking into rapid arpeggios. This rapid alternation reaches a furious paroxysm which also dissolves into arpeggios before descending and declining into a final ritardando.

"Interlude", the third movement, begins in a gentle, meditative mood - it consists essentially of two chords which gradually assert themselves and alternate, interspersed with rapid arpeggios reminiscent of the preceding movement "Lulude".

In the final movement, "Conclude", the motifs and material of the previous three come together - the use of the whole keyboard spectrum, bass, central and treble, from "Prelude", the two defining chords of "Interlude" and a full recapitulation of the alternating double notes from "Lulude", now heard over the low pedal (A) from "Prelude", which is quietly but insistently present until the end.

Published by: Australian Music Centre — 1 facsimile score (17p. -- B4 (portrait))

Difficulty: Advanced — AMEB L.Mus.A+

Duration: 16 min.

Contents note: I. Prelude -- II. Lulude -- III. Interlude -- IV. Conclude.

First performance by Sally Mays — 11 Sep 97. Iwaki Auditorium, ABC Southbank Centre, Melbourne

Continuation of earlier works Filigrees 1, 2 and 3.

Includes performance notes.

Manuscript with composer.

Copyright held by Gerald Glynn.

First performance of 2nd movt 'Lulude' by Sally Mays at ABC Melbourne in July 1997, and broadcast in 1998. First performance of 3rd movt 'Interlude' by Sally Mays at St Anne & St Agnes Church, London, 4 June 1999, then ABC recording in Melbourne 26 July 1999 -- Composer's note.

This is a handwritten edition — it is not typeset.

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