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Rainforest toccata

Sheet Music: Score

Rainforest toccata : for piano solo / Wendy Hiscocks.

by Wendy Hiscocks (1987)

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  • Instrumentation: Piano.
  • Audio Sample

    Performance by Jeanell Carrigan from the CD Spin


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Rainforest Toccata was composed in 1987. The opening section reflects the echoing acoustic and atmosphere of the 'Devil's Coachhouse' near the entrance to the Jenolan Caves in New South Wales, at the start of that lovely walk through the bush where one can watch rock wallabies at dusk. The other general inspiration is the sounds and scents of Australian rainforests: the piece's central dancing toccata section was specially marked by a magical afternoon listening to a forest of bellbirds on the escarpments of the NSW Central Coast. The whole performance should be very generously pedalled and bathed in a multitude of sonorities.
Roy Howat premiered Rainforest Toccata at Beith Arts Club, UK on 30 October 1988. He then toured the music in programmes throughout Scotland, England and New Zealand before giving the Australian premiere on August 20, 1989 for the ABC programme 'Broadwalk' broadcast live from the Sydney Opera House.

Published by: Wirripang [979 0 720146 50 8] — 1 score (7p. -- A4 (portrait))

Difficulty: Medium — AMEB Grade 7-8.

Duration: 3 mins, 30 sec.

Dedicated to Roy Howat

Includes program note.

Previously titled: Joyu.

Typeset edition.

This edition produced 2000.

ISMN: 979 0 720146 50 8

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