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Gemma Peacocke

Gemma Peacocke

General Info

Year: 2018
Duration: c. 8:10
Difficulty: (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Gemma Peacocke
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $50.00


Full Score
B-flat Soprano Saxophone
E-flat Alto Saxophone
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

There is a strangeness to the duality of the word "dwalm." It is an old Scottish word with two meanings: a stupor or daydream (as in the phrase in a dwalm), and to faint or fall ill. It comes from the Old English word "dwolma," which means confusion.

What is strange is that a daydream is such a light and lovely drifting of the mind, whereas fainting or falling ill is a sudden wrenching. Perhaps though, they are different surfacings of the same darkness.

This piece for ~Nois is half lullaby, half keen; both songs to set someone to rest, whether by drifting off or being bid a final, fearsome farewell.

Dwalm is dedicated to my sister, Chloe, who has always found light in darkness.

- Program Note by composer


State Ratings

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