Butler, Martin (2007) Funerailles. [Composition]

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Funérailles was written during the summer of 2005. Despite its title, the piece is not intended to be a morbid or even particularly sombre reflection on death or mortality; rather, it takes as a starting point the ritual and sequential shape associated with funerals or other formal ceremonies. It also makes significant use of bell-like tolling gestures as a way of creating a rather formal, cyclic structure. It can probably best be thought of as an extended study in piano sonorities, at times deep, dark, and resonant, at others vivid and bright.

Item Type: Composition
Additional Information: Work for solo piano, 16 minutes, premiered at the Norfolk and Norwich Festival by William Howard in May, 2006.
Schools and Departments: School of Media, Film and Music > Music
Depositing User: Martin Butler
Date Deposited: 06 Feb 2012 21:14
Last Modified: 30 Jul 2012 11:56
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