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Gossamer wings

Sheet Music: Score

Gossamer wings : flute, clarinet, toy piano, percussion, violin & cello / Erik Griswold.

by Erik Griswold (2013)

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  • Instrumentation: Flute, clarinet, toy piano, percussion, violin, cello.
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    Performance by Margaret Leng Tan, Jodie Rottle, Rianne Wilschut, Vanessa Tomlinson, Christa Powell, Meagan Burke from the CD Selected Works by AMC Represented Artists, vol. 55


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The title of Gossamer Wings alludes to the classic Cole Porter song "Just one of those things" (which has the line "a trip to the moon on gossamer wings"). I have always loved that phrase and the image that it conjures up, and it became the starting point for my exploration of musical moods and textures. The three movements - "Spinning," "Suspended," and "Moon Dancing" - travel through many sound worlds, and touch briefly on a number of half-remembered styles…in various sections you might hear influences from Debussy, Stravinsky, maybe even Cole Porter himself! "Gossamer Wings" is the second composition I've created for Margaret (after the solo "Old McDonald's Yellow Submarine"), and is deeply inspired by the wonderful sound universe she has carved out.

Published by: Australian Music Centre — 1 facsimile score (37p. -- A4 (portrait))

Difficulty: Advanced

Duration: 10 min.

Contents note:

1. Spinning -- 2. Suspending -- 3. Moon dancing.

Commissioned with funds provided by Australia Council.

First performance by Margaret Leng Tan, Jodie Rottle, Rianne Wilschut, Vanessa Tomlinson, Christa Powell, Meagan Burke — 5 Oct 13. Festival of Toy Music, Brisbane Powerhouse

Includes program notes.

Typeset edition.

ISMN: 979-0-720156-05-7

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