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Elegy and Toccata (solo piano)

by Colin Spiers (1980)

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Performance by Jeanell Carrigan from the CD But I want the harmonica...

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But I want the harmonica... : Australian post-1970 solo piano works.

Library shelf no. CD 471 [Available for loan]

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Work Overview

This work demonstrates the composer's early interest in virtuosic piano writing. The style is a mixture of modernism and post romanticism, with the music notable for its rich chordal textures in the Elegy and its percussive writing (reminiscent of Bartók and Prokofiev).

Work Details

Year: 1980

Instrumentation: Piano.

Duration: 15 min.

Difficulty: Advanced — Approximately LMus level

Dedication note: To my mother.

First performance: by Colin Spiers — Aug 81. University of Southern Queensland

Winner of 2nd Prize, Sydney Savage Club Composition Competition (1984).

Revised 2019.


Performances of this work

Aug 81: University of Southern Queensland. Featuring Colin Spiers.

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