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Meridian : for wind quintet

by Harry Sdraulig (2021)

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Work Overview

The title, Meridian, has some connotations in relation to the musical content of the piece. In geography, the term 'meridian' refers to a circle of constant longitude passing through a given place on the earth's surface and the terrestrial (north and south) poles. Musically, the work focuses on the concept of a central pitch or musical line (analogous to the line of a meridian) fanned by circular musical motives which expand and fold in on one another, to varying degrees of symmetry. This, in turn, is reflected through extensive use of contrary motion in harmonic progressions. The overall structure of the piece is also cyclical: refrains of the opening melody are interspersed with fast and lively interludes.

Work Details

Year: 2021

Instrumentation: Flute, oboe, clarinet, horn, bassoon.

Duration: 7 min.

Difficulty: Advanced

Commission note: Commissioned by Arcadia Winds.

Winner of the: 2020 Arcadia Winds Composition Prize.

Performances of this work

6 Oct 22: Nickson Room, University of Queensland

25 Sep 22: QSO Studio, ABC Building, Brisbane, QLD

1 Sep 22: Australian Digital Concert Hall

4 May 21: Elizabeth Murdoch Hall, Melbourne Recital Centre, VIC. Featuring Arcadia Winds.

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