Fire-clouds over Százhalombatta Sadie Harrison

Fire-clouds over Százhalombatta cover
Duration
3 mins
Composed
2012
Published
2014
Categories

Solos, Duos & Trios Duos Children & Amateurs Piano

Instrumentation
2 Performer, 1 Piano

Purchasing options

Score ISMN 57036-520-3 £6.95 Buy now

piano duet

This score includes two versions:

1: Piano 1 for Teacher/more advanced, Piano 2 for Pupil/Grade 2-3

2: Piano 1 for Teacher/more advanced, Piano 2 for Pupil/Grade 5-6

Programme note

Commissioned by Thalia Myers for the ABRSM Spectrum Series.

Százhalombatta is a spectacular Bronze Age site on the banks of the Danube in Hungary. It is overflowing with artefacts, particularly pots. Fire-clouding refers to the reaction of clay in kilns where changes in oxygen levels create splashes of colour. It also relates to the incredible thunderstorms that sweep in from the Carpathian Mountains, transforming skies from brightest blue to pitch black in seconds. This little piece is dedicated to Jo Sofaer, archaeologist and teacher.

Premiere
Royal College of Music, 27th October 2012
Performances
  • 27 Oct 2012 |

    Royal College of Music

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    members of the RCM Junior Department