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past is in the present as we look to the future

Sheet Music: Score

The past is in the present as we look to the future : piano solo / Haydn Reeder.

by Haydn Reeder (2013)


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The opening richly harmonized melodic phrases were improvised at the piano. This music, intentionally chromatic, could have been written 150 years ago. This 'given idea' is returned to in various guises during the first half, and remnants are heard later. Although there are some intentional loose ends in the opening minutes, a device borrowed from a novelist, the rest of the piece is unplanned in respect of the various textures and dramatic outbursts which are pitted against the melodic ideas and which attain a life of their own.

Published by: Australian Music Centre — 1 facsimile score (6p. -- A4 (portrait))

Difficulty: Advanced — There are a few areas where virtuosic playing is required but also quite a lot of slow lyrical music.

Duration: 7 min.

First performance by Michael Kieran Harvey — 26 Sep 15. Iwaki Auditorium, ABC Centre, Southbank, Melbourne

The composer notes the following styles, genres, influences, etc associated with this work:
There may be some influence of Berg's Piano Sonata. Some 19th Century chromatic harmony used in a 20th Century manner; electronic music.

Work revised 2015.

Typeset edition.

This edition produced 2015.

ISMN: 979-0-720150-71-0

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