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Preludes: Book One

Digital Sheet Music [PDF]: Score

Preludes: Book One : for solo piano [eScore] / Aristea Mellos.

by Aristea Mellos (2022)


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A set of 12 evocative piano miniatures composed during the Covid-19 pandemic. Each Prelude acts as a musical diary entry, documenting my thoughts and feelings during the course of several turbulent years in Australian and global history.

Published by: Australian Music Centre — 1 digital (PDF) facsimile score (66p. -- A4 (portrait))

Difficulty: Advanced — Preludes range in difficulty from Grade 5 and above

Duration: 44 min.

Contents note:

I. “A ghostly finger writes forgotten words (in the dust on the piano)” --  II. “Whoever you are, no matter how lonely…” -- III. “In the sun born over and over, I ran my heedless ways --  IV. “I can’t breathe” Part One -- V. “I can’t breathe” Part Two -- VI. “Me cansé de vivir me caso” --  VII. “…the magpies call you Jack and whistle…” -- VIII. “Let water run circle settle be” -- Prelude IX. “Caution! Endangered shorebirds are nesting” --  X. “Go to sleep my beloved, whilst I sing you a lullaby…” (Djoko’s Lullaby) -- XI. “Death is black” – XII. “Then peace to close the weary storm-wrecked years”.

Commission info: Composed for the Australian pianist Stephanie McCallum

Includes program and performance notes.

The composer notes the following styles, genres, influences, etc in relation to this work:
Preludes, Debussy, Australian impressionism, Covid-19, lockdown, piano miniatures, programatic works, musical quotations, diary, Australian landscape, magpies, sandpipers, lullaby, black lives matter, isolation, the sea, Spain, war in Ukraine, peace

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