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Dawnfaring

Dawnfaring


  • Instrumentation: viola and piano
  • Order No.: ED 13038 Q6580
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Sketched in Australia in 1981 at a time when Gilbert was studying Australian birdsong-choruses, the completion of Dawnfaring's mixture of freely and conventionally notated material was delayed until 1984 partly by its companion-piece, 'Moonfaring'. The three movements of, as Gilbert called it, his 'Australian aubade for viola and piano' each refer to a different Australian bird.  Throughout the fifteen minute work the music progresses from rapt stillness to a frenzied toccata whilst exploring a wide range of moods and colours.

Details
Auftragswerk : commissioned by Rosemarie Sanderson & John Gough with funds provided by North West Arts
Content text: I: graculina
II: gymnorhina
III: manorina
Difficulty: difficult
Performance duration: 15'0"
Publisher: Schott Music Ltd., London (015)
Year of composition: 1984
page number: 42

Sketched in Australia in 1981 at a time when Gilbert was studying Australian birdsong-choruses, the completion of Dawnfaring's mixture of freely and conventionally notated material was delayed until 1984 partly by its companion-piece, 'Moonfaring'. The three movements of, as Gilbert called it, his 'Australian aubade for viola and piano' each refer to a different Australian bird.  Throughout the fifteen minute work the music progresses from rapt stillness to a frenzied toccata whilst exploring a wide range of moods and colours.

Auftragswerk : commissioned by Rosemarie Sanderson & John Gough with funds provided by North West Arts
Content text: I: graculina
II: gymnorhina
III: manorina
Difficulty: difficult
Performance duration: 15'0"
Publisher: Schott Music Ltd., London (015)
Year of composition: 1984
page number: 42