Starburst (toy piano in chamber ensemble)
by Paul Smith (2021)
This works expands the traditional piano quartet by replaceing the piano with a toy piano. Focusing on the bright sonorities of the toy piano and ways it can blend with the other three instruments this work present a high energy and driving piece inspired by the life cycle of a star.
Instrumentation: Toy piano (3 octaves C-C), clarinet in A, violin, cello.
Duration: 6 min.
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Performances of this work
19 Jun 21: Clarence Valley Conservatorium Chamber Music Festival, NSW. Featuring Sirius Chamber Ensemble.
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