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Four Pieces for Piano (3. Bredon)

Composer
Year of composition
1973
Lyricist
none
Difficulty
Moderate (Grades 4-6)
Duration
3 minutes
Genre
Modern classical music
Instrumentation
Solo instrument
Instrumental parts
Not available

These four pieces were written in the mid 1970s. Pfwssssh…. was performed by Lena Jeffrey in a concert at her school in Edinburgh, but the authorities decided that the rather more mundane 'Vivace ritmico' was a more suitable title for the young ladies in the audience! Speed the Plough was an essay in the direction of popular jazz style; Bredon was inspired by the sights and sounds on Bredon Hill, Worcestershire (an area which also inspired the poet A. E. Housman), and Quints was written for a friend who decided she needed something a bit more gritty to play.

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