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Sonata for Harp

Digital Sheet Music [PDF]: Score

Sonata for Harp : The Bamboo Forest [eScore] / Stuart Greenbaum.

by Stuart Greenbaum (2020)


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This Sonata for Harp is the 20th in a series of sonatas written in the new millennium. It was written for Melina van Leeuwen at the beginning of 2020 following a month in Japan in 2019 where I was in residence at the Akiyoshidai International Art Village. The subtitle, The Bamboo Forest, literally relates to the Arashiyama Bamboo Grove outside of Kyoto, which I walked through. This in turn is a metaphor for entering a state of tranquility. We seek refuge from the charged energy and pace of city life, and walking through the forest helps to reconnect with a quiet state before again resuming our city lives. The sonata is in 10 movements, though is in effect the same 2-minute movement played over, with gradual changes to reflect the journey into and back out of the forest.

Published by: Australian Music Centre — 1 digital (PDF) facsimile score (24p. -- A4 (portrait))

Difficulty: Advanced

Duration: 21 mins

Contents note:

In 10 movements (each about 2mins).

First performance by Melina van Leeuwen at Hiroshima: Greenbaum Sonata Project (Japan) (Live streaming event (online only)) on 6 Aug 2020

Includes program note and performance note.

Composer's no.: GRT 217.

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