The Piano-Organ, an Accompanied Reading, for recorder quartet and narrator

An der Elbe, Op.477

Composed 2015. One of a series of fourteen accompaniments to texts published between 1886-1899 Duration 2:10 approx. For recorder quartet - sopranino, soprano, alto, tenor - and narrator Text: 'The Piano-Organ' by Amy Levy (1861 - 1889)

Programme note: Amy Levy was a British essayist, poet, and novelist. 'The 'Piano-Organ' was included in her poetry collection 'A London Plane-Tree and Other Verse’ published in 1889, the year of her death. The accompaniment is an distorted version of part of 'An Der Elbe' by Johann Strauss II - published in 1898 one year before his death.

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