Catalogue p.5 MUSIC FOR KEYBOARD

AD LUCEM  (2018) 13'
for organ
Commissioned by David Titterington

         1. Toccata --  2. Amoroso -- 3. Scherzo

1st perf (forthcoming): David Titterington, Royal Academy of Music, London, Sept, 2018.
Pub. Tŷ Cerdd, forthcoming

MOSAICS (1988 rev. April, 2017) 
for solo piano in 3 mvts
1st perf, original version: Patsy Wade, piano, Austin Peay State University, Clarksville, Tennesse, USA, 17 
October, 1991.

CHORALE PRELUDE: VALET WILL ICH DIR GEBEN  (July, 2014) 3'
solo organ
Commissioned by William Whitehead for the Orgelbüchlein Project, sponsored by Hywel Williams
1st perf: Timothy Wakerell, organ, New College Chapel, Oxford, 22 February, 2015.
Pub. Tŷ Cerdd, 2016

THE TIME OF THE SINGING OF BIRDS (Feb. 2014) 7½' LISTEN  
solo piano
Commissioned by Russell Hirshfield 
1st perf: Russell Hirshfield, piano, Ives Concert Hall, Western Connecticut State University, Danbury, 
Connecticut, USA, 17 April 2015.
Pub. Tŷ Cerdd, 2016

FRAGILE LANDSCAPES  (Feb. 2013)  8½'
solo piano
Commissioned by Russell Hirshfield
1st perf: Russell Hirshfield, Keble College, Oxford, 18 October, 2013; 1st US perf: Russell Hirshfield, Ives Concert Hall, Western Connecticut State University, Connecticut, USA, 28 October, 2013. 
Pub. Tŷ Cerdd, 2017

MECHANICAL AND FANTASTICAL STUDIES (2011) 15' 
solo piano 

             I Mechanical Study I -- II  In the Air -- III  Mechanical Study II  LISTEN -- 
                            IV  Falling Star -- V  Mechanical Study III

1st perf: Jennifer Lee, Eglise de Ciboure, France, 5 August 2011 (‘Les Raveliades’ festival organised by L’Académie Internationale de Musique Maurice Ravel). 
Pub. S&B. Copies available for purchase, ref Y288.

Graves syncopés et aigus cliquetant, entre Scott Joplin et «Jeux d’eau», contemporain mais audible. 
                                                       Jacques Garay, Journal Sud Ouest, 8 August 2011

COPPER RIBBONS   (2006) 4½' 
solo harpsichord 
1st perf: Jane Chapman, Fenton House, Hampstead, London, 5 July 2007. 
Pub. S&B. Copies available for purchase, ref Y231.

In performance, this piece may stand alone or follow Silver Threads [see below] ... I will enjoy getting to know these pieces better – no hardship, for they are both quite easy.       
                                                                Michael Round, Music Teacher, December 2006
  
SILVER THREADS  (2006) 6' 
solo harpsichord 
In memory of Gerry Farrell 
1st perf: Jane Chapman, SPNM Concert, Wapping Hydraulic Power Station, London, 13 March 2007. 
Pub. S&B. Copies available for purchase, ref Y232.

With its companion piece Copper Ribbons ... Silver Threads is the most rewarding keyboard composition this month. . . This thoughtful piece is mostly monodic and carefully developed towards a central point that may remind you of Debussy’s Les tierces alternées; it lies comfortably under the fingers ... and a suitably coupled two-manual instrument will make light of all the hand-crossing.                                           
                                                         Michael Round, Music Teacher, December 2006
                                                                                   
GASLIGHT SQUARE II  (2005) 6' 
piano duet 
1st perf: Duo Antithesis (Dimitris Karydis and Petros Moschos), Rügländer Wasserschloss, Bavaria, Germany, 10 July 2005; 1st broadcast perf: same performers, 5 December 2005 (Radio Bavaria 4); 1st Irish perf: same players, National Concert Hall, Dublin, 19 June, 2006; 1st UK perf: Helen & Harvey Davies, The Tabernacle, Machynlleth (Machynlleth Festival), Wales, 22 August, 2006.
Pub. S&B.  Copies available for purchase, ref Y223

GASLIGHT SQUARE I (2004) 1' 
solo piano 
Commissioned by Surrey University 
1st perf: Clive Williamson (pf), Guildford International Music Festival, University of Surrey, 15 March 2005. 
Pub. in One-minute Wonders, Vol. 1 (with CD), Cadenza Music (www.cadenza-music.com

SERENADE DUO   (2004) 5 ½’ 
two pianos 
1st perf: Piano Duo Antithesis (Dimitris Karydis and Petros Moschos), Steinway Hall, Miami, Florida, USA, 26 January 2005; 1st UK perf: same performers, Purcell Room, London, 1 February 2005. 
Pub. S&B. Copies available for purchase (two copies supplied), ref Y219 

 . . . it’s a fascinating, brilliant, full-on, five-minute concert piece. . . superbly crafted for a well-matched duo and is a worthy addition to the repertoire.
                                                                                  John York, Piano, July/August 2005

A GARLAND FOR ANNE (2003) 10' 
solo piano 
Written for the 70th birthday of the poet Anne Stevenson 

            I. The Therapy of Moonlight – II. Vertigo – III. On Going Deaf –
                  IV. Morning – V. Four-and-a-half Dancing Men
                                                            
1st perf (I, II, IV): Chenyin Li, Guildhall School of Music & Drama, London, 3 June 2003;  1st perf, complete work: Chenyin Li, Linklaters, 1 Silk St, Barbican, 18 May, 2005. 
Pub. S&B. Copies available for purchase, ref Y200

Dedicated to poet Anne Stevenson, the five pieces have titles taken from her poems and the piano writing is appropriately colourful and descriptive. Fifths and octaves shared between the hands, in continually changing metre, drive forward the exciting ‘Four-and-a-half Dancing Men’, whilst sharply contrasting sections in ‘The Therapy oMoonlight’ seem to evoke in turn its serenity and its shimmering effects.
                                                           Pamela Lidiard, Piano Professional, January 2006

OFF TO NARITA (2001) 13' 
solo piano 
1st perf: Helen Reid, Blackheath Concert Halls, London, 8 October 2002. 
Pub. S&B. Copies available for purchase, ref Y194 

YMDDIDDAN (DIALOGUE) (1998) 13' 
two pianos

               I. Hedfan (Flying)  --  II. Galar (Grief)  --  III. Igamogam (Zig-Zag) 

1st perf: Micallef-Inanga Piano Duo, Purcell Room, London, 8 February 1999. 
Pub. S&B. Copies available for purchase (two copies supplied), ref AC166 

DREAM-IMAGES (1997) 15' 
solo piano 
Commissioned for the 1997 Machynlleth Festival by the Machynlleth Tabernacle Trust 

               I.  Winding Paths  -- II.  Interlude I – III. Distant Fountains –
                                IV. Interlude II  -- V. Weeping Trellises

1st perf, Mvt V: Gretel Dowdeswell, St Andrew’s Church, Presteigne, 28 August 1996; 1st perf, complete work: Martin Roscoe, The Tabernacle, Machynlleth, 30 August 1997. Toured throughout the UK and South Africa by Martin Roscoe in  1997.
Pub. S&B. Copies available for purchase, ref H438

Barely four minutes long, Weeping Trellises is an elegantly crafted integration of two clearly contrasted ideas, its crystalline pianism owes something to the later Debussy . . .
                                          Christopher Morley, The Birmingham Post, 30 August 1996 

Rhian Samuel hat nun ihr Bild von schmalen kurvigen Wegen in Töne gesetzt, deren Ablauf entsprechende Erinnerungen beim Zuhörer hervorufen. . . Alles in allem durchaus beeindruckende, weil nachvollziehbare Tongemälde, die Claudia-Elizabeth Schurr zu überzeugendem Leben erweckte.
                                                        Reinhold Teitz, Der Neue Tag, Leipzig, 26 June, 2007

FEL BLODEUYN (LIKE A FLOWER)   (1992, rev. 1993) 10' 
solo organ 
Commissioned for the Reading University Centenary Concert 
1st perf: Martin Souter, St George’s Chapel, Windsor, 2 October 1992; performed in Europe and the USA by Dame Gillian Weir in 1999. 

Pub. S&B. Copies available for purchase, ref AC14