Digital Sheet Music [PDF]: Score
Night Skies : for guitar [eScore] / Anthony Lyons.
by Anthony Lyons (2008)
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Night Skies for Guitar consists of In a Close
Orbit and When Stars Fall. Both pieces are linked
and were inspired by an interest in stars and planetary
In a Close Orbit has as its centre an unchanging bass ostinato - a fixed 'orbit' upon which melodic and rhythmic lines are shifted over and built up in tension. The piece has an inner, emotional dimension represented by the melodic lines and fragments as well as an outer, fixed repetitive one found in the ostinato pattern.
When Stars Fall is the longer of the two pieces. It uses a scordatura tuning and explores a number of colouristic devices. It is built upon a series of related sections that govern the overall form. In many ways the use of harmonics in the piece represent stars, and when harmonics are featured they act as both structural statements and transitionary pillars between the larger sections.
Published by: Australian Music Centre — 1 digital (PDF) facsimile score (15p. -- A4 (portrait))
Duration: 10 mins
1. In a Close Orbit -- 2. When Stars Fall.
Includes programme note and performance note.
Composer's no.: AL 034.
A piano version of the work In a Close Orbit was commissioned for the 2011 Pure Poetry Project. It was based on the guitar version included in Night Skies for Guitar.
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