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Gardens of Stone (duos: didjeridu, piano)

by Amanda Handel (2009, this version: 2012)

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Performance by Amanda Handel, Michael Jackson from the CD Gardens of stone

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Gardens of stone / Amanda Handel, piano ; Michael Jackson, didjeridu.

Library shelf no. CD 2417 [Available for loan]

Gardens of Stone


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Gardens of Stone : for cello and piano / Amanda Handel.

Version: This product features the Cello with piano version of this work

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Work Overview

The piece is in one movement which moves between highly charged rhythmic passages into areas of delicate sonority. The piano writing is somewhat toccata-like. The didjeridu part is unpublished in the piano version. In performance the didjeridu player is an optional bonus

Work Details

Year: 2009, this version: 2012

Instrumentation: Piano, didjeridu.

Duration: 11 min.

Difficulty: Advanced

Dedication note: for Wyn Jones - a passionate bushwalker with a longstanding commitment to the conservation of the Blue Mountains

First performance: by Amanda Handel, Michael Jackson — 23 Sep 12. CD launch concert, Blackheath Uniting Church, Blue Mountains, NSW

Written in celebration of the 50 year anniversary of the official gazettal of the Blue Mountains National Park.

Gardens of Stone is on the programme of an ongoing concert series titled "Wlid Country Australia" by Camerata Ardesko which includes an extensive photographic presentation choreographed to the music.


Performances of this work

8 Sep 2013: at Orpheus Strings 20th anniversary concert (Pat Heffernan Hall). Featuring Julie Cooney, Orpheus Strings.

26 May 2013: at Gardens of Stone (Joan Sutherland Performing Arts Centre). Featuring Michael Jackson, Amanda Handel.

17 Nov 12: Blackheath Uniting Church NSW. Featuring Michael Jackson, Amanda Handel.

23 Sep 12: CD launch concert, Blackheath Uniting Church, Blue Mountains, NSW. Featuring Amanda Handel, Michael Jackson.

3 Jul 2010: at WILD COUNTRY (Het Concertgebouw). Featuring Ardesko, Catalin Milea, Melanie Waite.

1 Jul 2010: at WILD COUNTRY (Lutherse Kerk). Featuring Catalin Milea, Melanie Waite, Ardesko.

20 Sep 2009: at Orpheus Strings (Katoomba Public School). Featuring Michael Jackson, Orpheus Strings.

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