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Dances to the night sky : three guitar trios

by Amanda Handel (1999)

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One hour to madness and joy


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One hour to madness and joy / Sydney Guitar Trio.

Library shelf no. CD 830 [Available for loan]

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Work Overview

This set of three pieces calls for a strong rhythmic and percussive approach (particularly the first and third). Vital tight ensemble work is imperative to realise the dance nature & character. The second piece is more reflective and hypnotic. All three movements draw on the use of standard extended techniques and include asymmetric meters.

Work Details

Year: 1999

Instrumentation: 3 guitars.

Duration: 18 min.

Difficulty: Advanced — Advanced students or professional ensemble. Rhythmic demands.

Contents note: I. Half moon of gold (4 min., 30 sec.) -- II. Stellar motion (9 min.), -- III. Saturnalia (4 min. 30 sec.).

Commission note: Commissioned by Sydney Guitar Trio, Sydney Guitar Trio.. Commissioned for Darwin International Guitar Festival 1999.

First performance: by Sydney Guitar Trio — 5 Jul 99. Darwin International Guitar Festival

Influenced by instrumental string playing in Spanish Flamenco and Eastern European traditional musics.


Performances of this work

5 Jul 99: Darwin International Guitar Festival. Featuring Sydney Guitar Trio.

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