Gareth Farr: Balinese Pieces (Piano)
This work is published as a saddle-stitch score and is suitable for performance or study.
About the work:
Balinese Pieces (1996-2003) is a set of three piano works influenced by gamelan music of Indonesia. This set includes Sepuluh Jari (‘ten fingers’), Tentang Cara Gamelan (‘on the technique of gamelan’), and Jangan Lupa (‘don’t forget’). Farr perfectly captures the exciting rhythms and beautiful sonorities of this gamelan music and combines it with sounds and textures reminiscent of French impressionism. His writing for piano in these pieces is virtuosic with fast melodic passages and complex rhythms. The three pieces can be performed together as a set or separately as stand-alone works. Balinese Pieces is sure to be a highlight in any professional piano recital programme.
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