This is a collection of 36 piano pieces dating from 1995 to 2002. At times enigmatic, at others direct, the writing captures and reflects a myriad of moods, revealing Skempton's highly original voice. Although most of the pieces were composed for seasoned performers, they are suitable for any pianist seeking worthwhile and imaginative contemporary repertoire.
Howard Skempton has worked as a composer, accordionist, and music publisher. Renowned for the distinctive clarity of his musical language, in recent years he has concentrated increasingly on writing choral and vocal music. His choral commissions include works for the BBC Singers and the Belfast Philharmonic Society.
Bolt from the blue ; Decision Time ; Ecossaise ; Eighteen Golden Bars for Julian ; Familiar ; Gestalt ; Goldsmiths ; Guitar Caprice ; Horham ; Leamington Spa ; Liebeslied ; Lyric Study ; Memorial Prelude ; Monogram ; Octaves ; Penumbra ; Rameau Variation ; Reflections 1-11 ; Resister ; Scorrevole ; Starlight ; Three Nocturnes ; Two Pinter Poems ; Zwischenspiel