- Interesting, worth a look
- Staff Pick
“Make a political statement”
Standing Stones was written for the international Nuclear Non-Proliferation conference in 2000. Music was seen as a way of breaking down barriers and encouraging closer co-operation. It is a very simple piece, slow and using almost entirely minims in 3/2 to give a feeling of peace. The chords build up from single notes to four parts and the whole becomes very expressive. The ending is suitably tranquil. If you want to make a statement this will certainly give your audience something to thnk about.
Difficulty level, roughly compared to ABRSM exam grades. 0 is beginner, 9 is advanced (beyond grade 8).