20 Contemporary Works for Piano

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  • Composers: Anthony Payne, Roger Redgate, Jeremy Dale Roberts, Edwin Roxburgh, Timothy Salter, David Sawyer, Howard Skempton, Andrew Toovey, Eleanor Alberga, David Bedford, Diana Burrell, Philip Cashian, Brian Elias, Michael Finnissy, Graham Fitkin, Michael Zev Gordon, Jonathan Harvey, Alun Hoddinott, Gabriel Jackson, Stephen Montague
  • Introduction: Thalia Myers
  • Instrumentation: Piano
  • ISBN: 9781854728715
  • Size: 9 x 12.0 inches
  • Pages: 71


The contemporary equivalent of the Beethoven bagatelle is in short supply. Large-scale, challenging works continue to flow unabated into the solo piano repertoire, as do volumes of excellent educational music. Short pieces, however, that are uncomprimising in substance and style without making virtuoso demands on the player have become increasingly scarce. Hence, Spectrum , twenty pieces by British composers.


  • Alberga: If the Silver Bird could speak
  • D. Bedford: Toccata
  • Burrell: Constellations I and II
  • Cashian: Landscape
  • Elias: Moto Perpetuo
  • Finnissy: Yvaropera 5
  • Fitkin: SAZZ
  • M.Z. Gordon: Far Away
  • J. Harvey: ff
  • Hoddinott: Dark March
  • G. Jackson: Memorial Blues (for Phyllis Hyman)
  • Montague: Mira
  • Payne: Song Without End
  • Redgate: trace
  • Roberts: Stele for John Lambert
  • Roxburgh: Moonscape
  • Salter: Lutie's Arabesque
  • Sawyer: Diversion
  • Skempton: Cantilena
  • Toovey: Still