PROGRAMME NOTES

Easy Piano Music

Four Easy Pieces (1965)

Mostly fifths – Judas Tree Blues – Just a Tune – Black and White

The second of these pieces is taken from The Judas Tree (1965) the musical drama with Thomas Blackburn; Black and White sets pentatonic patterns against C major, as in my E. E. Cummings Song Cycle (1965). The set was published by Bosworth in 1996 (now Music Sales).

Eight Very Easy Pieces (1979)
1. For Erik Satie
2. Bells
3. A bit of Syncopation
4. A bit of Syncopation inverted
5. Quintuple
6. Lochrian mode
7. Exchanges
8. Just a Waltz
First performance by the composer at the British Music Information Centre, London, on 11 December 1996.

The set was published by Bosworth in 1996 (now Music Sales).

© 2008-17 Peter Dickinson

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