Illawarra Music

By John Peterson

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Three movements for orchestra, c.16'30.  

The central section of Illawarra Music was inspired by the presence of the Pacific Ocean and of Lake Illawarra. The music is a nocturne, associated with the visual image of the moonlight reflected in the waters, and of the night-time gradually becoming day as the sun rises - very quiet at the beginning scored only for harp, piano and keyboard percussion, and gently ebbs and flows, making use of repetitive melodic cells that are grouped in five-bar phrases. As the music progresses, it continues to build, slowly but inexorably, adding more and more instruments to the texture, growing subtly louder and louder until it reaches a climax representing the full rays of the morning sun being reflected in the waters of the lake and the ocean.  Composed 2000
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