4 pieces (August 2006)
[piano solo]

Douglas Finch
Douglas Finch
Composition Date: 2004
Duration: 00:08:00
Genre: Keyboard, Piano, One Keyboard, Two Hands


Instrumentation Set Number 1:
  • 1 x Piano
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Programme Note:
4 Pieces (August 2004) are brief but condensed explorations of particular affects or impressions. These starting points are hinted at in the titles. The Invention pays some tribute to Bach's two-part contrapuntal pieces of the same name, but is also about the 'invention' of new shades of tonal and structural meaning within the piano's seemingly limitless compass. The Intermezzo ('Claire de Lune') uses interlocking thirds in a way that evokes something of the enchanted atmosphere of Debussy's famous piece. Gamelan is an exercise both in written-out trills and mirror-like phrasing. Although it doesn't use any overt references, the clangourous and ritualistic atmosphere is reminiscent of Gamelan music.
The Serenade is the most intimate and lyrical of the pieces. With no regular meter, the strummed guitar-like accompaniment gives the feeling of a spontaneous love song or lament.

Premiere Information:
22/4/05 The Swiss Church, London, UK; Anthony Green, piano


  • Call Number:
  • MI 2110 F492fo
  • Genre:
  • Keyboard, Piano, One Keyboard, Two Hands
  • Date of Acquisition:
  • April 28, 2008
  • Type:
  • Print-music, Published by CMC
  • Physical Description:
  • 1 score (10 p.) ;
    10 Pages
    Height: 28 cm
  • Additional Information:
  • Piano solo
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