Étude in F minor

Music of Sally Greenaway

Written specially for the Chopin Composition Competition Australia in 2012 - the competition was folded before the judging due to the upheaval of the ANU School of Music where the Chopin Piano Competition (and Chopin Composition Competition) was meant to take place.

The piece explores the technical requirements of performing a consistent octave quaver pattern beneath a beautiful, introspective melody. The mood and colour of this piece is very similar to Chopin's Nocturnes and is directly inspired by his Prelude Op. 28 no. 2 in A minor; and Nocturne Op. posth no. 20 in C# minor.

Category: HSC & Education; Piano: Solo & Duets;
Instrumentation: Solo Piano
Year: 2012
Work duration: 8min
Difficulty/level: Grade 8+

Versions of this work appear in these recordings

Aubade & Nocturne
Sally Greenaway
Released 2014

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