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Still the Sea

Goss, SM (2009) Still the Sea [Composition]

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Still the Sea (2009) for two guitars Stephen Goss Still the Sea, written for ChromaDuo, is a homage to Japanese composer Toru Takemitsu. Its title both references his piece Toward the Sea for guitar and alto flute, and is a triple play on words: first, regarding his continuing influence in the classical music world; second, his musical style hallmarked by a sense of gentleness as opposed to goal-oriented movement; and third, the stilling of his voice after his death from cancer in 1996. Its three movements are loosely based on what Takemitsu stated as his three prime influences: Debussy, Nature and Duke Ellington. The Black River references impressionist harmonis and cascading rhtythms; Silent Pool is the most direct homage to Takemitsu’s own writing style; and Fire Water explodes with jazzinfluenced energy. ChromaDuo © 2011 For two guitars (9 mins). First performance Baltimore Guitar Society, USA, 28th March 2010. Score published by Cadenza Music ISMN 979-0-57047-019-8 © 2011. Recording scheduled for December 2010.

Item Type: Composition
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Divisions: Faculty of Arts and Human Sciences > School of Arts > Music
Depositing User: Symplectic Elements
Date Deposited: 09 Nov 2012 17:42
Last Modified: 23 Sep 2013 19:43
URI: http://epubs.surrey.ac.uk/id/eprint/728229

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