Five Melodies

year: 1984    instrumentation: piano    published: Wai-te-ata Music Press
commissioned by: Margaret Nielsen   
on You Hit Him He Cry Out (Rattle/Dan Poynton)

Originally composed for Margaret Nielsen this set of short pieces for piano explores unconventional melodic styles inspired by the composerís fascination with melodic styles outside the Western "classical" tradition, including, among others, bagpipe music, and the Chinese guqin zither.

It has been recorded by both Margaret Nielsen and Daniel Poynton.

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