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Wind whipping up the waves around the lighthouse (solo piano)

by Barbara Durham (2003)

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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 piece was inspired by the treacherous sea building up and subsiding along with the wind. The dramatic atmosphere is enhanced by the inaccessible huge rocks below the Split Point Lighthouse: Eagle Rock
where the eagles nest and Wedding Cake Rock where the waves wash over it leaving a frothy white 'icing' (cf. bars 8 - 13). Careful use of the sustaining pedal is necessary to bring out the harmonies and touches to
enhance melodic fragments and thematic material (eg., Bars 14 - 23).
I recommend that you play the contrasting sister piece Calm Waves Washing on the Beach (from 'Relaxation for Piano: Back to Nature') before playing this piece because there are related harmonic fragments and thematic material.

Work Details

Year: 2003

Instrumentation: Piano.

Duration: 2 min.

Difficulty: Advanced

Dedication note: dedicated to the Split Point Lighthouse, Aireys Inlet

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