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Wet night on the highway : for solo piano

by Miriam Hyde (1958)

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Performance by Miriam Hyde from the CD Piano music of Miriam Hyde.

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Heritage 11.


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Miriam Hyde piano : seven pieces for solo piano.

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Work Overview

This began on the way home from doing my first telecast - a wet night. As I waited for transport at Gore Hill, there was a certain romance about the busy Pacific Highway - reflected ribbons of light, the occasional dissonant motor-horn; red tail-lights disappearing to the left; the swish of headlights to the right, and the rain alternating between intermittent drizzle and heavy showers.
An impressionistic piece, yet with a lot of romantic feeling. Influences: possibly Debussy, Medtner (whom I heard in a piano recital in London in the 1930s) and I think Frank Hutchens (via Debussy!); maybe also a John Ireland type of pianism.

Work Details

Year: 1958

Instrumentation: Piano.

Duration: 5 min.

Difficulty: Advanced — AMEB A.Mus

Performances of this work

17 Feb 2024: at Festival of Chamber Music 2024 Launch (Longacres). Featuring Leigh Harrold.

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