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Tears of the Heliad for solo viola and piano

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By David F Wainwright

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Piano, Viola - Level 5 - Digital Download
Composed by David F Wainwright. 20th Century, Concert, Contemporary, Standards. Score and part. 15 pages. D F Wainwright #4346451. Published by D F Wainwright (A0.771527).

Item Number: A0.771527

In Greek mythology the Heliades were seven nymph daughters of the sun-god Helios. When their brother Phaethon was struck from the chariot of the sun by Zeus, they gathered around his smoky grave on the banks of the River Eridanos and in their unrelenting grief were transformed into poplar-trees and their tears fell into the river and became drops of golden amber.Having originally written a piece representing Phaethon's chaotic charge around the heavens and his destruction by Zeus as a viola solo for my daughter, Penelope, for her second year performance at University, we decided that I should follow the story to it's (rather beautiful) ending with this longer piece for her degree performance. It is a piece which is of professional performance standard, lasting around 11 minutes

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