This was written as a commemoration of the death of a piano pupil and friend. Peter Prince, who I started teaching piano when he was in his 70’s from scratch. He got to grade 5 standard. But apart from this achievement he was a great chap full of interest and stories. Also for his wife sadly passed away as well Mazry Prince.
This was written during college, the piece should be much more rubato than the computer can do. In 5 4 this movement explores variations of the opening theme.
This movement is much calmer Satie’ish.
Wild arpeggiated scherzo.
This is the sandwich filling.
This was a little knurdling tune that I created on my Psaltery hence the title. I then expanded it into a much more substantial piece.
I wrote this about my dog Emma, who was mad in the beginning. But lived with us for 14 years or more. She had to be put down in 2008 a bit traumatic. This piece is a little bit of her nature, including her scratching. Which found its way into some other pieces of the time.
A ragtime based on a chord circle that I liked to use in the past, it allowed me to write a Piece that went its own way through keys.
This is a great crescendo of a piece, in 5 4. It gradually swells throughout the piece.
An old piece that tried out different rhythm version. This is the only one that worked. Not a great piece but an interesting experiment from the past.
Written in the old Salutation pub, now the Boathouse. In Anstruther. This is a bit wild must have been a stormy night.
Written in the Ship Pub, Anstruther. (notice a theme playing out here). Debbie was the barmaid for most of the writing sessions at the time. This Sarabande is like the ticking of a clock, with implied melodies.
Here are some of my compositions, sorted out into Instruments and groups of Instruments. Click on any image below to go to the corresponding page.