Monologue

Simon Rackham

Four pieces for piano composed in 2019 and an arrangement of a work from 1990.

‘The Process of The Process (For Robert Ryman)’ was composed in the autumn of 2019 for solo piano. Robert Ryman (1930-2019) was an American painter, best known for his series of white on white paintings. The piece is composed only using the white notes of the piano. ‘Monologue’ was composed in 1990 for viola, double bass and organ. This version for piano and organ was arranged in 2019. ‘Falling’ was composed in the autumn of 2019 for solo piano. From the beginning of each phrase the notes always go downwards. ‘Afternoon Tea in Valentines Park’ was composed in the autumn of 2019 for solo piano. In the summer of 2019 I spent a pleasant afternoon with my wife in Valentines Park, Ilford, Greater London. ‘Farewell Music (For Pattie)’ was composed in November 2019 for piano three hands on hearing the news of the death of my great aunt Pattie Orlandini.

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