Dances to the night sky : three guitar trios
by Amanda Handel (1999)
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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.
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.).
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.
- Influenced by: World & Ethnic music
Performances of this work
5 Jul 99: Darwin International Guitar Festival. Featuring Sydney Guitar Trio.
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