Three Australian Landscapes for piano
"Three Australian Landscapes" for piano
1. "Platypus Prelude" (1994) - duration approx. 4 minutes
2. "Sun-Dance Rondo" (1995) - duration approx. 8 minutes (see below re time modifications)
3. "Bird Calls at Sunrise, before the Storm" (in the Australian Bush) (1995) - duration approx. 6 minutes (see below re time modifications)
Inspiration for these three piano pieces came from nature itself. So from an environmental viewpoint, these works are indeed very Australian.
The book gives the actual inspiration details for each piece under the title "Stimulus Impact"
Then Rosalind herself has written a detailed analysis for each composition which is a great asset for students and teachers. This information is extremely relevant for the imaginative interpretation and for the understanding in performance of these piano pieces.
Gradings for these piano pieces are "Platypus Prelude" (Grades 6/7), "Sun-Dance Rondo" (Grade 8) and "Bird Calls at Sunrise, before the Storm" (Grade 7).
The "Bird Calls at Sunrise, before the Storm" has been set in the ANZCA (Australian & New Zealand Cultural Arts Ltd) examination Classical Music syllabus at Grade 7 (2008).
Also of value is a summary page regarding other areas of musical study for which these pieces can be adapted: for H.S.C. Australian Musicology studies; for H.S.C. Compositional skills; and for Australian Music as a topic.
H.S.C. Students Performance Time Limits:
The composer has available Free of Charge modified versions for
a) "Sun-Dance Rondo"
b) "Bird Calls at Sunrise, before the Storm"
to reduce these pieces to the magic 5 minute limit set by the H.S.C. examination.
These new modifications are available on application - simply ring Rosalind on (02) 9653 1066.
Availability: Books and CDs available from Flexi-Fingers. See order form.
CDs and Scores are available for viewing at the library of the Australian Music Centre, including the above work. Follow the link below for a complete listing of works by Rosalind Carlson available from the library: