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Guitar - Advanced Intermediate - Digital Download
Composed by LINCOLN BRADY. 21st Century, Contemporary Classical, Post-Modern, European, Recital. Sheet Music Single. 9 pages. Published by LINCOLN BRADY MUSIC (S0.114115).

Item Number: S0.114115

Inspired by the true story of the Ancient Greek statue - DANCING SATYR (in Mazara del Vallo) -discovered by fishermen off the coast of Sicily in 1998 after having lain on theMediterranean ocean floor for over 2,000 years. Following five years of careful refurbishmentin Rome this amazing bronze statue, probably from the school of Praxiteles, was restoredalmost to its former glory with its head and torso remaining largely intact, incredibly!The 'Dancing Satyr' was then taken on a global tour, including Japan and the Louvre in Paris,where it drew very large crowds capturing the world's imagination. It is now housed in apurpose-built museum in Sicily - 'Museo del Satiro'.The first movement - INTRODUZIONE - begins in a neo-Italian Baroque style in homage tothe statue's current geographical location where it has received great care andattention. The music then proceeds in a more modern and programmatic veinconjuring the disastrous sinking of the ship carrying this masterpiece in ancient times andits loss to the inky depths below.The second movement - DANZA - is much lighter in mood celebrating its recovery and conveying the joyous expressionof the 'Dancing Satyr' with its arched back and head thrown back in ecstatic abandonment,brilliantly portayed by its original sculptor. Here the musical language is more influenced by therhythms of Greek folk music while incorporating modern guitar idioms (eg. geometrical shapes)and harmonic concepts.
Premiered by Lincoln Brady at the 'Adelaide International Guitar Festival, 2016'
For advanced players.Duration: Total 6 Mins. approx.

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