In the mid 1990’s, it was usual for each of my compositions to refer to one of the previous. Beyond the Park, a group of brief pieces for two pianos and eight hands, to some extent relate to Kaivopuisto (named after a park in Helsinki), a work for cello and piano written for Sophie Harris. The title of the individual pieces are Nocturne, M‚canique, Promenade, Reverie and Belltower. Beyond the Park was commissioned by CoMA with funds provided by the Arts Council of England.
First Performance: CoMA Summer School Piano Ensemble, Aug 1996, Bretton Hall, West Yorkshire
Chief difficulty seems to be precision of ensemble.
COMA (with funds from the Arts Council of England)