Score on special sale from the Hire Library

Programme Notes

These three piano pieces were written to fulfill a long-standing promise to write a work for Sarah Nicolls. At the same time they served as studies for parts of two orchestral pieces that I was working on in the spring of 2002, although I was careful not to think of them as anything other than piano pieces while I was writing them.

The first is vigorous and toccata-like; the second is slow and marked by chains of descending chords; and the third is a two part invention in the form of an ever-crescendoing ostinato.

Colin Matthews

Three Preludes

Purcell Room, Southbank Centre (London, United Kingdom)

Jennifer Lee

Three Preludes

Bridgewater Hall (Manchester, United Kingdom)

Luke Burke

Three Preludes

Pittville Pump Room (Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, United Kingdom)

Sarah Nicholls