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Three pieces for two pianos, opus 1

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Three pieces for two pianos, opus 1 / Andrew Schultz.

by Andrew Schultz (1979)

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  • Instrumentation: 2 pianos.
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Three Pieces for Two Pianos was written in Brisbane in October-November 1979 and had its first performance in Melbourne, at Melba Hall, the following year. It was awarded the Percy Brier Prize and is my first acknowledged work. In 2012 the composition was edited and revised into its current form. The work has a duration of about 15 minutes.

Three Pieces for Two Pianos is highly virtuosic in its demands of the players and explores rapidly changing sonorities and fast moving metrical rhythms within a playful and dramatic context. The first movement is a chorale fantasia on the Lutheran hymn, Christ lag in todesbanden; a chorale that J S Bach had used as the basis of one of his most memorable cantatas. The fast and lively second movement also takes as a starting point an existing piece of music - in this case a Gavotte movement from Francesco Veracini's F# minor Violin Sonata. The final movement contrasts gentle, rocking music with boisterous dance-like episodes, some again ironically recalling other pieces of music.

Published by: Australian Music Centre — 1 facsimile score (38p. -- A4 (portrait))

Difficulty: Advanced

Duration: 15 mins

Contents note:

1. Fantasia – Larghetto (5 min., 30 sec.) -- 2. Gavotte – Vivo (3 min.) -- 3. Lullaby and Dance – Andante calmo (4 min., 30 sec.).

First performance by Allan Walker, Edward Dorn — 1980. Melba Hall, University of Melbourne

Includes program note.

Awarded the Percy Brier Memorial Prize, 1979

Typeset edition.

This edition produced 2012.

ISMN: 979-0-720130-15-6

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