Between the Peace Lines : Piano Trio No. 1
by John Spence (2012)
Also known as: Piano Trio No.1
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Library shelf no. 785.2813/SPE 1 [Available for loan]
Between the peace lines is composed in a very expressive lyrical style. The harmony features extended chords joined unconventionally and chromatically through contrapuntal interplay. Rhythmic phrasing is irregular and unpredictable. The Introduction and Scherzo pay homage to the legacy of 19th century piano trio repertoire. The third movement Elegy exhibits the pathos of an Irish folk song while the final movmement Kelly's Dance is an energetic jig.
Instrumentation: Piano, violin, cello.
Duration: 19 min.
Contents note: 1. Introduction -- 2. Scherzo -- 3. Elegy -- 4. Kelly's dance.
First performance: by TRIOZ — 4 Nov 11. Wollongong City Gallery, Wollongong NSW
The composer notes the following influences on this work:
Shostakovich, Carl Vine, Ross Edwards.
- Has as subject/About: Anti-War
Performances of this work
4 Nov 11: Wollongong City Gallery, Wollongong NSW. Featuring TRIOZ.
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