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This Earthly Round (Redux)

Digital Sheet Music [PDF]: Score & Part(s)

This Earthly Round (Redux) : for alto saxophone and piano [eScore] / Miriama Young.

by Miriama Young (2014)


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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 environmental problems.

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 digital (PDF) facsimile score 18p. -- A4 (portrait)) and 1 part (11p. -- A4 (portrait))

Difficulty: Medium

Duration: 9 min.

Commission info: Commission supported by the Australian Government through the Council on Australian Latin America Relations (COALAR), an initiative of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade

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.

Typeset edition.

This edition produced 2021.

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