The Artamidae (solo piano)
by Glen Carter-Varney (2003)
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The artamidae : a collection of original Australian piano music with an Australian theme / written and performed by Glen Carter-Varney.
Library shelf no. CD 1697 [Available for loan]
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The Artamidae bird family is confined to the Australian region with eight varieties in Australia. They are among the finest of song birds and sing often in duet, almost the year round. This piano solo is an impression of three small black and white butcher birds calling to one another from the treetops in the composer's garden in the early morning sunshine. The three individual birdcalls form the introduction of the piece and the music is then woven around these calls.
Duration: 3 min.
Difficulty: Advanced — AMEB Grade 7/8.
Commission note: Commissioned by Sonya Visser for Andrew Visser
First performance: by Andrew Visser — Oct 03. Keys National Piano Competition, Brisbane
Performances of this work
Apr 11: National Graduation of the Australian Guild of Music Education, Melbourne University. Featuring Cassie Sofia.
Oct 03: Keys National Piano Competition, Brisbane. Featuring Andrew Visser.
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