On Wings of Light

for piano solo
by Rosemary Duxbury


“The music combined an ethereal quality with enormous breadth, so that the effect was of a potent lightness,calling to my mind at least a sense of mystic journey and resolution.”
Jane Pearson writing for 'Women in Music Now'


“On Wings of Light” is an 11 minute piano solo composed by Rosemary Duxbury in 1995 and dedicated to Swiss pianist, Patricia Siffert who premiered it at the Jaques-Dalcroze Institut, Geneva in 1998. Patricia has also recorded on the album “On Wings of Light” (Charasound). The sheet music has recently been published by Charasound and was launched at concerts in Leicestershire and at its London premiere in 2008. Also titled Prelude no.2, it can be played alone or as part of a set of preludes and which is how it was presented for its UK premiere at the University of Leicester in 1998.

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“These imaginative pieces entitled Awakenings, On Wings of Light, and Entrance were being played together for the first time. They bear a strong family resemblance with characteristically shifting harmonies and  hypnotic ostinatos. Debussy, Liszt and just occasionally Brahms were called to mind, yet there is an individual and appealing voice in this evocative music. Each prelude is a substantial work quite capable of standing alone. Patricia Siffert to whom the preludes are dedicated gave a sensitive and understanding performance.”
Neil Crutchley, music critic, Leicester Mercury


”On Wings of Light” was performed at a recital at Burgh House, London, in November 2008 where the recently published sheet music was also launched.
 


For more information please email music@rosemaryduxbury.com