Alternative Arrangements

Simon Rackham

A series of pieces written in the 1990's for various instruments, arranged for piano or two pianos in 2019.

‘Alternative Arrangements’ comprises a series of pieces written in the 1990's for various instruments, arranged for piano or two pianos in 2019. In arranging the pieces I have occasionally changed the octaves in which notes appear and made other slight modifications. Originally composed for four ‘Cellos in 1990 under the collective title 'Call it Wildman'. This arrangement is for 2 pianos, with the subtitles: Pt. 1 - Call It What You Will, Pt. 2 - Call It How It Is, Pt. 3 - Call It How It Was. ‘Hourloupes’ was composed in 1991 for violin (or viola) and ‘cello, this arrangement is for solo piano. It is dedicated to Jean Dubuffet (1901 – 1985) who did a series of works called Hourloupes. 'Sfoggiando Albertina' was composed in 1997, originally for violin and piano, but here arranged for piano three hands. The piece is dedicated to Davide Minotti. ‘Even Stones’ was composed in 1991 for Violin, ‘Cello, and Piano under the original title of ‘An Arrangement of Even Stones’. Even stones is an anagram of seven notes, and all the music on this album is diatonic. This arrangement is for two pianos. In the original work the movements are joined together, but here I have separated them.

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