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treetops/rooftops : for tenor recorder and harp

by Tristan Coelho (2015)



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treetops/rooftops : for tenor recorder and harp / Tristan Coelho.

Library shelf no. 785.4412/COE 1 [Available for loan]

Work Overview

treetops/rooftops is a piece about searching for, and finding a space for solitude, reflection and calm. The majority of the piece focuses on unrelenting rising musical ideas played in unison by the duo. These frantic lines, like escaping ladders, are explosive and noisy but seem futile. Here, the harp (itself a sort of ladder of stepped notes) and recorder are treated percussively and as one. Out of this, the destination of the piece is finally reached. Here, it is much quieter with perhaps the occasional birdcall, rustle of leaves and the distant hum of the city the only sounds to be heard.

Work Details

Year: 2015

Instrumentation: Tenor recorder, harp.

Duration: 8 min.

Difficulty: Advanced

Dedication note: Dedicated to Emily Granger, Alicia Crossley

Commission note: Commissioned by Alicia Crossley.

First performance: by Alicia Crossley, Emily Granger — 9 Oct 15. Sydney Opera House, Utzon Room

Performances of this work

9 Oct 15: Sydney Opera House, Utzon Room. Featuring Alicia Crossley, Emily Granger.

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