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Pool and the Star

Digital Sheet Music [PDF]: Score

The Pool and the Star : for chamber orchestra [eScore] / Lisa Cheney.

by Lisa Cheney (2014)

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  • Instrumentation: Flute/piccolo, oboe, clarinet, bass clarinet, bassoon, 2 horns in F, 2 trumpets in C, trombone, tuba, timpani, percussion (2 players), harp, piano/celesta, strings (
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    Performance by Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, Olli Mustonen from the CD Selected Works by AMC Represented Artists, vol. 86.


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The Pool and the Star is inspired by a poem of the same name by the late Australian poet, Judith Wright. The composer writes, "I have often found Wright's work a stimulus for creative expression, and on this occasion it was the vivid imagery and evocative language in The Pool and the Star that invited my musical response." The work loosely captures the narrative of the poem in which the pool, in love, each night awaits patiently for the rising of a star to bring to life the time and waters from which the pool gathers itself together. Venturing through and between two worlds, the music depicts earth and water on one hand, and on the other, sky and space. Accordingly, the piece is through-composed commencing with a portrayal of calm and tranquillity and progressing through a series of changes of varying intensity, returning in the closing bars to a mood akin to that of the opening.

Published by: Australian Music Centre — 1 digital (PDF) facsimile score (32p. -- A3 (portrait))

Difficulty: Advanced

Duration: 9 mins

Commission info: Commissioned as part of the 2013 Cybec 21st Century Australian Composers’ Program.

First performance by Members of the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra at MSO: 2013 Cybec Composers Program (Iwaki Auditorium) on 25 Jan 2014


Includes programme notes and performance directions.

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