ABRSM: List B1 The Reef - Walter Carroll
The Reed is prefaced by a motto from Thomas Blood "The great rocks in the ocean stands and battles with the waves forever."
Perchance the fortissimo chords are the waves on the rock.
AMEB: Song for a Penny: Sculthorpe
In this solo piano piece from 2000, Peter Sculthorpe recalled his childhood in Tasmania, and the travelling fairs that would set up each year opposite his family shop. For a penny, he would select a song from the fair’s old jukebox.
Song for a Penny exists in two versions: the full 2-and-a-half-minute work, and a shorter version was created for the ABRSM’s Spectrum series; this version is from the Spectrum Series.