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Dust : for multiple harps

by Christopher Gordon (2012)

Chamber Music


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Dust : for multiple harps / Christopher Gordon.

Library shelf no. 785.7919/GOR 1 [Available for loan]

Work Overview

The title comes from the life-force that is central to His Dark Materials, Philip Pullman's trilogy of Miltonesque multi-verses, quantum physics, humanism, and failed angels.

Dust is one of a number of attempts to overcome the tyranny of the barline.
The ideal acoustic is that of a church or resonant hall where the notes linger and blend together. Silence is cherished.

A companion piece to Dust is Saltare Solis for eight harps.

Dust can be performed by as many harps as are available.

Each performer plays in their own time, however a common underlying slow pulse should be shared.

Work Details

Year: 2012

Instrumentation: Multiple harps.

Difficulty: Medium

Commission note: Commissioned by Sydney Chamber Choir.

First performance: by Genevieve Lang, Tegan Peemoeller — Sep 12. St Scholastica's College, Glebe NSW

Duration is indeterminate.

Performances of this work

Sep 12: St Scholastica's College, Glebe NSW. Featuring Genevieve Lang, Tegan Peemoeller.

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