Cathedrals of flame : three pieces for solo piano
by May Howlett (2009)
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Library shelf no. 786.2/HOW 2 [Not for loan]
In summer, the Australian sears the landscape tinder dry, the cicada sings, and the bush becomes a Cathedral of Flames. A Salute to the Sun, and an elegy for those who fought and those who suffered loss in the flames.
Duration: 12 min.
Difficulty: Advanced — Virtuosic; great technical facility required
Contents note: 1. Corona – a halo for the sun (2 min., 30 sec.) -- 2. A cicada’s hymn to the sun (1 min., 30 sec.) -- 3. Cathedrals of flame (6 min.).
First performance: by Alessandra Garosi — 6 Nov 11. Utzon Hall, Sydney Opera House
The composer notes:
The style is what might be termed Modern Impressionism; it aims at an abstraction of flame, heat and grief.
Performances of this work
6 Nov 11: Utzon Hall, Sydney Opera House. Featuring Alessandra Garosi.
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