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Under the water, under the sea (solo piano)

by Sarah De Jong (1999)

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Performance by Aaron McMillan from the CD Arc of light

Arc of light


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Library shelf no. CD 3167 [Available for loan]

Under the water, under the sea


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Under the water, under the sea / Sarah De Jong.

Library shelf no. 786.2/DEJ 2 [Available for loan]

Work Overview

It's about the beauty and terror of the sea.

The crossed hands techniques in the first and last section, and the melodies are more difficult than they seem when you first look at the work and the speeds I suggest are crucial to the piece making musical sense.

Work Details

Year: 1999

Instrumentation: Piano.

Duration: 5 min.

Difficulty: Advanced

Dedication note: Dedicated to Philip Howe

Commission note: Commissioned by ABC Radio FM for a radio play

First performance: by Sarah De Jong — 1999. ABC Radio recording studio

The composer notes:
I developed my crossed hands technique when I got RSI and had to complete a complicated and fast piano work. I've loved the intricacy you can get with the technique ever since.

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