8: In The Name

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'In The Name' was written in August 1998 for Louise Taylor and was subsequently grouped into the set of piano pieces called 'Romantic Miniatures for Piano.' The piece uses a simple musical code in which each letter of the alphabet is attributed to a note: A=a, B=b, C=c, D=d, E=e, F=f, G=g, H=a, I=b, J=c etc. etc. Interestingly, Elgar used the same system to create the theme for his Engima Variations (if interested, please email me for my essay 'Cracking the Enigma'). Using Louise's name, I created a note row (see bottom of 2nd page) which then became the focus for the piece. The piece was first performed in 1999 (from which the recording was taken).

�Romantic Miniatures for Piano� is a set of pieces consisting of 10 of my more interesting early compositions and any romantic miniatures that I have written up to the present day. The set is as follows: 1: Dream Tunnel (1990) 2: Nameless (1991) 3: Enigma Part One (1992) 4: Enigma Part Two (1992) 5: Larghetto (1994) 6: Nocturne (1995) 7: Libestraume (1998) 8: In The Name (1998) 9: A Little Nocturne (2001) 10: Une Autre Vie (2003)

I am often called to write such pieces, so a second set is liable to appear in the future.


Score ID
41732
Composer
Year of composition
1998
Lyricist
none
Difficulty
Moderate (Grades 4-6)
Duration
2 minutes
Instrumentation
Solo instrument (Piano)
Genre
Modern classical music
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