Devil's Music, The
Distant Shore, A
From Fire Co..
Ghosts of Reason
Going Into Sh ..
I Am Black
I Am Writing...
In Tempore Stellae
Journey to Horse..
Lines Drawn Fr..
Meaning of Water
Once upon a time
Quicksilver Ser ..
Song of Songs
Sound Lur and...
St Peter's Suite
Stick Dance II
Stick Dance III
Symphony No. 1...
Symphony No. 2...
Symphony No. 3...
To the evening...
for solo piano
It is hard to say the sea excites the imagination, without sounding clichéd.
Yet its constant regeneration, its power and its myriad shapes, impressions
and dramatic changes of colour are for me, overwhelming. As Shakespeare
knew, the sea is also a metaphor for life.
Full Fathom five thy father lies;
Of his bones are corals made:
Those are pearls that were his eyes:
Nothing of him doth remian that doth fade,
But doth suffer a sea-change
Into something rich and strange
Sea nymphs hourly ring his knell:
Hark! now I hear them, - ding, dong bell.
The Tempest, Act I, Sc. ii
The work has a simple shape of two peaks and a calm, but not settled,
end. The piece is constructed from an initial impetus consisting of three
slowly rotating harmonic sequences of different duration - one in the
left hand and one in the right hand in bell-like chords and the other
moving through the piano's mid-range as arpeggios; these sequences revolve
around each other eventually enmeshing and evolving at key points in the
work. Sea-Change was commissioned by Bernard Lanskey in 1987 with financial
assistance from the Music Board of the Australia Council.
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