Two Perscriptions

2002-4

solo piano

14’

I – Gloomy Clouds
2002/4
6′

II – Ring
2002/3
8′

f.p. Philip Howard, Turner Sims Concert Hall, University of Southampton, February 2004

Programme note
Perscription is ‘writing-through’ (reading done with the pen).
Gloomy Clouds dissolves the notes of Liszt’s Nuages Gris into contrapuntal nebulae; Ring is a series of four canons on Howard Skempton’s chordal Ring in the Valiant.

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