John R Williamson: Music for Piano, Vol. 2
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Song of Nature, the fourth section from ‘An English Suite’, is equally effective as an independent Pastorale, reflecting a personal sense of elation felt in cycling through beautiful country scenes....
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John R Williamson: Music for Piano - Volume 2

Song of Nature (1993)
[1] slow - sultry — with beauty 4:20

12 Palindromic Preludes, Set 5 (2000)
[2] No.1 in C: with an easy swing 1:24
[3] No.2 in C sharp: unhurried — with intensity 3:04
[4] No.3 in D: amiable — not too fast 1:59
[5] No.4 in E flat In relaxed tempo 2:04
[6] No5 in E:spritely — dancing 1:06
[7] No.6 in F: slow — lulling — archaic 1:45
[8] No.7 in F sharp: funereal 2:58
[9] No.8 in G: careering — emotional — powerful 1:33
[10] No.9 in 6 sharp: gently flowing 3:01
[11] No, 1 0 in A: martial — with precision 2:18
[12] No.1 1 in B flat: slow — ruminative — morose 4:20
[13] No12 in B: vigorous — stubborn 2:11

Piano Sonata No.4 — The Palindromic (1998)
[14] 1 Fiery 4:32
[15] 2 Pastorale — slow — serene 8:26
[16] 3 AlIa Scherzo — fast sweeping 2:31
[17] 4 Fast — driving — vigorous 5:21

Seven Interval Studies (2001 )*
[18] No. 1 : 7ths in F sharp With alacrity 1:26
[191 No.2:6thsinB Slow—pitiful 2:55
[20] No.3: 5ths in E Quite fast — with freedom 2:22
[21] No.4: 4ths in A Lyrical relaxed 4:46
[22] No.5: 3rds in D Vigorous — rushing 1:45
[23] No.6:2ndsinG Allalullaby—serene 3:25
[24] No.7: Octaves in C Fast — dramatic 1:42
* premiered by Murray Mclachlan at Chethams School of Music, Manchester on Aug. 31st, 2002

Lament for Sarah (1 998)**
[25] Slowly — sadly 2:41
** played by the composer

Total time: 74:06



Song of Nature, the fourth section from ‘An English Suite’, is equally effective as an independent Pastorale, reflecting a personal sense of elation felt in cycling through beautiful country scenes.

There are currently six sets of 12 Palindromic Preludes. Set 5, completed in Oct. 2000, follows the same procedure as the other five sets, the I 2 contrasting preludes having tonal centres rising chromatically from C to B. The palindromic structures are more intensely developed than their predecessors.

Piano Sonata No.4 — The Palindromic has a traditional four-movement form, including an extensive slow Pastorale and a fleeting Scherzo. The work is constructed using continuous palindromic techniques, particularly in the melodic and harmonic formations The four key centres used: B — E — Fsharp —B, are themselves in palindromic form.

The Seven Interval Studies follow in the footsteps of some of Debussy’s Etudes, except that here every piece is constructed on a particular interval in the following order: 7ths 6ths, 5ths, 4ths, 3rds, 2nds, and octaves. The pieces are alternately contrasted in mood and the structural techniques make use of my personal palindromic methods.

The Lament for Sarah is an extract from a set of variations for solo harp. As a piano solo, it reflects the sadness following the death of a granddaughter, aged seven, in 1998. It was first performed at the Rhyl Music Club by Annette Bryn Parry on November 3rd, 1999.



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Total 5 result(s).
Listen to Track Song of Nature
Listen to Track 12 Palindromic Preludes Set 5 No 1
Listen to Track Piano Sonata no 4 - 1st Movt.
Listen to Track Seven Interval Studies - No 1
Listen to Track Lament for Sarah