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Dawn songs : for piano

by Michael Hannan (2012)

Dawn songs


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Dawn songs : for piano / Michael Hannan.

Library shelf no. 786.2/HAN 22 [Not for loan]

Piano music. Volume II


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Piano music. Volume II / Michael Hannan.

Library shelf no. 786.2/HAN 43 [Not for loan]

Work Overview

Dawn Songs is a five movement work based on transcribed pied butcherbird songs heard at dawn in Brisbane and Nimbin. The first movement was written for my friend and colleague Rebecca Coyle in the last days of her life. Rebecca loved birds and birdcalls, and had enjoyed some of the pieces I had written using the calls of the pied butcherbird, so I thought it was fitting to write a birdsong-based piece for her. When I emailed the autograph score to Rebecca's husband, Philip, he replied saying that the dedication was "doubly appropriate since 'Dawn' is Rebecca's second name". I had not been aware of this at the time of composition.

Work Details

Year: 2012

Instrumentation: Piano.

Difficulty: Medium

Dedication note: Dedicated to Rebecca Coyle


Performances of this work

14 Nov 2019: at Michael Hannan - retrospective (D Block Studio 129, Southern Cross University, Lismore campus). Featuring Michael Hannan.

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