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Pelaga: When Sea Encounters Sky

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By Dinah Bianchi

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French Horn, Piano - Level 4 - Digital Download
Composed by Dinah Bianchi. Concert, Contemporary, Graduation, Standards. Score and part. 14 pages. Dinah Bianchi #6237233. Published by Dinah Bianchi (A0.936617).

Item Number: A0.936617

Derived from the Greek word pelagikos, which means, "of the open sea," Pelaga aurally illustrates a tale depicting the unpredictability of the ocean. The work is comprised of two main contrasting sections. Beginning with the beauty and placidity of the calm and still waters, the horn and piano immerse the listener with graceful, sweeping gestures, mimicking the movement of sun-glistened waters and slowly undulating waves. Not long after, the winds begin to change and the first section ends with a tinge of lingering uncertainty. Immediately following, the second section commences where the sea’s tumultuous nature takes over. With the wind at the helm, the sea envelops everything in its way. Taken over by the divergence, freighters, barges, and other sea-worthy vessels struggle to stay afloat, sending out distress signals while hoping to avoid other watercraft. This extra-musical identity is brought to life through the use of extended techniques within the horn part, including glissandi and stopped horn and is accompanied by dissonant, marcato gestures within the piano part. As the music progresses, it seems that there may be a lull in the ominous weather, only for the chaos and disquietude to ensue.

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