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Work

Crimson rosella (solo piano)

by Ann Carr-Boyd (2015, this version: 2018)

Audio Sample

Performance by John Martin from the CD Stairway to the Moon

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Stairway to the Moon / music by Ann Carr-Boyd.

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Score & Part

Crimson Rosella : for two harpsichords and acoustic guitar / Ann Carr-Boyd.

Version: This product features the Duos: 2 Harpsichords version of this work

Library shelf no. 785.6412/CAR 1 [Not for loan]

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Work Overview

In order to perform the work to full effect, at least one harpsichord should have two manuals. This applies especially to the second section in which Harpsichord Two freely interjects snatches of melody against the constant pattern of notes of Harpsichord One, which plays closely pitched notes at speed using the two manuals of the harpsichord. This also applies to the last section - the 'Fandango' section - in which resonance is also built by utilising the two keyboards of harpsichord one.
The Suite is named in honour of one of Australia's most spectacular and beautiful birds.
In the first of four sections, a 'whimsical andantino', the melody and the music built around it were taken and adapted from an earlier work in which a snippet of melody is the basis for a brief nostalgic waltz. In the second section the interjections from Harpsichord
Two are stylised snatches of birdsong. Next there is a Tango, again based on the little whimsical snatch of melody from the opening section. The last section consists of adaptation of my mandolin piece Fandango for mandolins - a transfer of music written for one type of plucked instrument (the mandolin) to another (the harpsichord). This adaptation of Fandango was a special request from Diana Weston - and hearing her interpretation together with Michael Tsalka on the second harpsichord, I must say that this two harpsichord version works well.
Parts of the work could be enhanced with the addition of acoustic guitar, especially in the middle section of 'Fandango'.

Work Details

Year: 2015, this version: 2018

Instrumentation: Piano.

Duration: 4 min.

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