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Gum trees sighing on a stormy night (solo piano)

by Barbara Durham (2004)

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Performance by Barbara Durham from the CD Blowing in the wind

Blowing in the wind


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Blowing in the wind : Australia / composed & performed by Barbara Durham.

Library shelf no. CD 1709 [Available for loan]

Blowing in the wind


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Blowing in the wind : five pieces for advanced solo piano / Barbara Durham.

Library shelf no. 786.2/DUR 1 [Not for loan]

Work Overview

This surrealistic piece explores the wind blowing through the swirling gum trees producing an eerie sighing sound which builds up and subsides along with the progression of the storm. Imagine a string orchestra playing
highly emotive lyrical parts with the addition of timpani for the thunder rumbles (eg. bars 1 - 2, left hand) and the claps of thunder with lightening (eg., sfz bars 19, 30, 33). This piece needs careful pedal touches, legato pedalling and pedal points where the thunder is pitted against the sighing swirling gum trees for dramatic effect.

Work Details

Year: 2004

Instrumentation: Piano.

Duration: 2 min.

Difficulty: Advanced

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