Waves and Stillness

Simon Rackham

Two pieces of very clam meditative piano music.

‘Waves’ was composed in the late spring of 2019 for piano (one hand) and electric organ (one hand) and is intended to be played by one performer. The piece was inspired by sitting watching the waves lapping the shore on a day with a very light breeze. My music generally uses a lot of repetition, but with this piece there is no direct repetition, as each phrase is unique in the way every wave is unique. The organ plays very quiet sustained notes and over the top the piano plays (what is intended to sound as) a very improvisatory line. After the constant movement and undulations of 'Waves' comes 'Stillness', also composed in the late spring for solo piano.

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    Waves 45:00
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