Memorial Blues (for Phyllis Hyman)
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
The piece begins slowly, the middle section contains faster passes and changing time signatures. There is a slower ending.