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Black, White and Blue II

In the spirit of the Italian Concerto

Year of composition
Difficult (Grades 7+)
2 minutes
Jazz music
Solo instrument (Piano)
Instrumental parts
Not available

In this set of three pieces I have given scope to my natural, jazz-inflected voice. Composition of the pieces was given impetus by my admiration for J.S. Bach’s Italian Concerto. However, other than the three-movement form (a slow aria framed by two faster ritornello based movements) the link remains tenuous. Bach wrote his Italian Concerto as a response to critics who said his music was overly serious.

The MP3 files were taken from recordings made by Kathy Gunn, a gifted professional musician active in the area of Sutton, Surrey.

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