Sheet Music: Score & Part(s)
This Earthly Round : for alto saxophone and piano / Miriama Young.
by Miriama Young (2014)
This Earthly Round was written as a musical response to
climate change-deniers who choose to ignore scientific evidence
to the contrary and continue to set policies that exacerbate
The music attempts to capture a sense of planet Earth's beauty, fragility and vulnerability. The 'round' slowly corrodes, becomes weaker and less hospitable, until the piece concludes with a bleak apocalyptic view of our possible future habitat.
This is our earthly round - a musical round;
Our joyous, brief moment of habitation;
On a fragile sphere known as Planet Earth, held in the balance.
The piece is dedicated to former Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott.
Published by: Australian Music Centre — 1 facsimile score 17p. -- B4 (portrait)) and 1 part (8p. -- A4 (portrait))
Duration: 8 mins, 30 sec.
First performance by HD Duo — Mar 14. The North American Saxophone Alliance Conference, Illinois, USA
Includes program note and performance notes.
The composer notes the following styles, genres, influences, etc. associated with this work:
Climate change, minimalism, unequal temperaments,Jack Body, John Cage, J.S. Bach.
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