Stillness

Dedman, Malcolm

Duration

4m 00s

Publisher

Pentland Music

Composed

1997

Instrumentation

Flexible Ensemble with Keyboard

Scoring

pf, perc, melody and bass instruments

Availability

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About the work

The piece induces a feeling of total relaxation and stillness, suitable to aid meditation.

Revised in 2008

Technical notes

Required skills: - ability to blend in piano/pianissimo -ability for melody instruments to improvise and listen to one another. No part should cause technical difficulties. The players must have a feel for what each is likely to do, and play accordingly. Combination of strict notation and free form. Piece inspired by music on relaxation/mediation tapes.

Origin

Call for Pieces Entry: The State of the Nation 98