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Valley Spirit

Sheet Music: Score & Part(s)

Valley Spirit : two nocturnes for cello and piano / Ross Edwards.

by Ross Edwards (2017)


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Valley Spirit was born in my imagination one afternoon when my daughter Emily Frankie and I descended into a mysterious mountain valley, where rock ledges were adorned with ancient ferns and carpeted with moss, and the air was resonant with the sound of birdsong and falling water. A wandering wind and thunderclaps promised joyous havoc to come. Following a brief storm, ponds reflecting a sky of rainbows brought to mind the serene East Asian Goddess Guan-Yin, sometimes symbolised as a rainbow, who listens with compassion to the cries of anguished humanity, and to whom the second part of my piece pays homage with veiled gong sounds and songlike melody. A quirky dance episode derived from insect sound patterns leads to a return of the gongs, which fade away into a mysterious twilight.

Published by: Australian Music Centre — 1 facsimile score 16p. -- A4 (portrait)) and 1 part (6p. -- A4 (portrait))

Difficulty: Advanced

Duration: 9 mins

Commission info: 'Commissioned by my friend Belinda Webster as a personal memorial to her father'

First performance by David Pereira, Tamara Anna Cislowska at Valley Spirit (Kangaroo Valley Hall) on 6 May 2018

Includes programme note.

Typeset edition.

ISMN: 979-0-67311-503-3

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