Perelandra : for piccolo and string orchestra
by Michael Sollis (2010)
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Performance by Kiri Sollis, Anthony Smith from the CD Selected Works by AMC Represented Artists, vol. 66
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Inspired by the C.S. Lewis novel of the same name
1. The Floating Islands
…with hills and valleys, but hills and valleys which changed places every minute so that only a cinematograph could make a contour map of it. And that is the nature of the floating islands of Perelandra. (p34)
2. "Ransom" it said again...
Then all at once it was night. "Ransom ... Ransom ... Ransom ... Ransom," went on the voice. And suddenly it crossed his mind though he would some time require sleep, the Un-man might not. (pp112-113)
3. The Chase
It was a fantastic chase, in and out of the lights and shadows and up and down the slowly moving ridges and valleys. They passed the dragon where it slept. They passed the Lady, sleeping with a smile on her face. The Un-Man stooped low as it passed her with the fingers... (pp143-144)
4. Inside the Mountain
And the gods kneeled and bowed their huge bodies before the small forms of that young King and Queen. (p189)
Instrumentation: Piccolo, piano.
Duration: 18 min.
Contents note: Movement 1: The floating islands -- Movement 2: "Ransom," it said again... -- Movement 3: The chase -- Movement 4: Inside the mountain.
Written for: Kiri Sollis
First performance: by Griffyn Ensemble — 24 Jul 10. Belconnen Arts Centre, Canberra
The composer has submitted the following influences on this work:
CS Lewis's Perelandra, Adam and Eve, Science Fiction genre
Perelandra piccolo concerto: Movement 3
- Inspired by: Literature & Poetry
Performances of this work
24 Jul 10: Belconnen Arts Centre, Canberra. Featuring Griffyn Ensemble.
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