Sin Luz

Music of Sally Greenaway
Commissioned by John Couch

Sin Luz - without light. Sublime and introspective with a lamenting, heartfelt melody and a broody harmonic palette. Commissioned as part of a set of contrasting works for guitar by John Couch. The piece emerged during a time when the composer was feeling completely lost - her husband was seriously ill in hospital and doctors told her that he may potentially die. The seriousness of potentially losing him and the devastation one feels when confronted with that situation is at the heart of this piece.

The sister piece in the set is De La Luz. The composer has now also created a piano version of this work.

Category: Instrumental: Solo & Duo;
Instrumentation: Solo Guitar
Year: 2013
Work duration: 4min
Difficulty/level: Grade 6-7
Commissioned by: Australian-New Zealand Guitarist John Couch and released on his 2013 CD release 'Ask Me Tomorrow'.
Category: Piano: Solo & Duets;
Instrumentation: Solo Piano
Year: 2017
Work duration: 4min
Difficulty/level: Grade 6-7

Versions of this work appear in these recordings

Sin-Luz
Sally Greenaway
Released 2022

Performed by Sally Greenaway

Ask Me Tomorrow
John Couch
Released 2015

Performed by John Couch (Guitar)

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