Memorial Blues (for Phyllis Hyman)

Jackson, Gabriel

Duration

2m 00s

Publisher

ABRSM (Publishing) Ltd

Composed

1996

Instrumentation

Solo

Scoring

pf

Availability

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About the work

Commissioned in 1996 for the Spectrum collection of contemporary piano pieces. The piece was written in memory of Phyllis Hymen (1950-1995), a R&B singer of haughty sensuality.

First Performance: June 1996, Spectrum Launch, Royal College of Music

Technical notes

The piece begins slowly, the middle section contains faster passes and changing time signatures. There is a slower ending.