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Zygodactyl dance : for solo harpsichord

by Ron Nagorcka (1999)

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Performance by Elizabeth Anderson from the CD Devils of the night

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Devils of the night / Ron Nagorcka, Robert Williams.

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Zygodactyl dance : for solo harpsichord / Ron Nagorcka.

Library shelf no. 786.4/NAG 1 [Available for loan]

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Work Overview

Birds which have 2 toes pointing forward and 2 back (parrots for instance) are described as "zygodactylous".
The piece was written for Elizabeth Anderson, and was first performed by her as a recording made by Move Records (Melbourne) in 2002. The first public performance for harpsichord was given by Ms Anderson
22/6/08 in Schauenburger Maerchenwache, Kassel, Germany.
The piece has been arranged by the composer for both piano & pipe organ.

Work Details

Year: 1999

Instrumentation: Harpsichord.

Duration: 3 min.

Difficulty: Advanced

Written for: Elizabeth Anderson

Commission note: Commissioned by Elizabeth Anderson.

First performance: by Elizabeth Anderson — 22 Jun 08. Schauenburger Maerchenwache, Kassel, Germany

Revised June 2008

Performances of this work

22 May 2021: at Ballarat Heritage Festival - Organ Concert (St Peter's Anglican Church, Ballarat). Featuring Andrew Blackburn.

12 Jun 2012: at Music: an Amazing Place (Bilik Koir - Faculty of Music and Performing Arts). Featuring Andrew Blackburn.

22 Jun 08: Schauenburger Maerchenwache, Kassel, Germany. Featuring Elizabeth Anderson.

4 Jul 01: Logos Foundation, Genk, Belgium. Featuring Ron Nagorcka.

24 Oct 99: Chalmers, Launceston. Featuring Ron Nagorcka.

Feb 99: Launceston. Featuring Ron Nagorcka.

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