Music by Douglas Lilburn | Piano
The Douglas Lilburn Complete Piano Edition was established to accompany Trust Records’ award-winning recorded collection of the same name. The final volume in a series of eight, it comprises Andante Sostenuto (1964), ‘Piece in E major’ (c. 1942), Prelude (1950), ‘A Christmas Offering’ (1944), and Sonatina No.2 (1962).
by John Psathas | Timpani and Digital Audio. The variety of playing techniques in Buyan demonstrate the subtleties offered—yet often overlooked—by the timpani. The player must navigate syncopated grooves in compound time, simmering roll and glissandi techniques, and playing with fingers. Most challenging of all, though, is the extensive pedalling required to articulate Buyan’s melodic material.
by John Psathas | Double Concerto for Percussion, Piano and Orchestra
Commissioned by percussionist Dame Evelyn Glennie, View From Olympus (2001) is one of Psathas’s landmark works. This award-winning double concerto takes listeners on a journey through the world of Greek percussion styles and playing techniques. Its three movements feature an adapted transcription of improvised Greek violin music, a tender tribute to the composer’s children, and a depiction of the legendary Mænads celebrating their god Dionysos with song, music and dance.