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Draw near to the bell : for prepared guitar

by Haydn Reeder (1980)

Australian guitar solos

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Australian guitar solos / edited by Richard Vella.

Library shelf no. 787.84/AUS 1 [Available for loan]

Work Overview

In this piece there are three types of music which may be likened to three characters (A, B, C) in a play. Character A's music is developed more and more each time it enters, whereas B and C's musics come into conflict with each other. The statements of B and C become stronger and one of them borrows elements from A's music. The borrower, being somewhat passive, resolves the conflict by returning to his former self, whereas the more aggressive partner's music becomes an amalgam of all three characters, apparently reconciled.

Work Details

Year: 1980

Instrumentation: Prepared guitar.

Duration: 8 min.

Difficulty: Advanced — L.Mus.

Commission note: Commissioned by Jochen Schubert with funds provided by Australia Council.

First performance: by Jochen Schubert — 5 Dec 80. Victorian College of the Arts, Melbourne

Performances of this work

5 Dec 80: Victorian College of the Arts, Melbourne. Featuring Jochen Schubert.

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