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Worlds within worlds

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Worlds within worlds : for chamber orchestra / music by Sally Greenaway.

by Sally Greenaway (2015)


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"All of nature in its awful vastness and incomprehensible complexity is in the end interrelated - worlds within worlds within worlds: the seen and the unseen. Every decision, every action mirrors, ripples, reflects and echoes throughout the whole of creation. The world is indeed bound with secret knots." - Valentine Worth (Thomas P. Kelley)

Worlds within worlds is an exploration into perspective. A lurching, energetic fanfare depicts bustling cityscapes: melodious metropolis' made up of ever evolving monuments; continuous construction marching skywards; relentlessly driving rhythms and ostinatos symbolising the bustle of the city streets.

But what of the quiet realm of the secluded courtyard, hidden from view and entered only by a narrow laneway: a secret world within the city's walls?

An abrupt interruption returns the concrete and grey calamity of man-made structures and its resultant man-made constructs - the corporate world at its most monotonous.

Wouldn't it be wonderful to escape? The birds overhead observe the jarring chaotic architectural aspect below...

Published by: Australian Music Centre — 1 facsimile score (27p. -- A3 (portrait))

Difficulty: Advanced

Duration: 9 mins

Commission info: Commissioned as part of the MSO / Cybec 21st Century Australian Composers Program 2016

First performance by Melbourne Symphony Orchestra — 10 Feb 16. Iwaki Auditorium, Victoria

Includes programme note.

The composer has noted the following influences on this work:
Stravinsky, Holst, Metropolis.

Typeset edition.

ISMN: 979-0-720174-17-4

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