Return to the distilled gold : guitar duet
by Haydn Reeder (1998)
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Written in 1998 as a companion piece to a piece called Ground, this work has a duration of approximaely 5 minues. There are several distinct gestures or textures which cirulate through the piece, that is, they return at various times. Only one of these however is heard in its original form at its return. It features an intermittently repeated low chord on one guitar while the other traces a slow high two-part shape. After being introduced, it is contemplated for quite a long time and during this initial phase is returned to several times. Here the composer is like an alchemist who has discovered what he is looking for. At its later return this central idea is only briefly referred to. The final section could be described as a thumping toccata.
Instrumentation: 2 guitars.
Duration: 5 min.
Difficulty: Advanced — Tertiary student/professional.
Program note: Haydn Reeder's "Return to the Distilled Gold"
© Haydn Reeder
Source: Produced for and provided by Melbourne Composer's League
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