Book of Saints (2008)
pianoforte

Composition Date: 2008
Duration: 00:15:00
Genre: Keyboard, Piano, One Keyboard, Two Hands

Instrumentation:

Instrumentation Set Number 1:
  • 1 x Piano
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Programme Note:
Despite (or perhaps because of) my Protestant upbringing, I have always been
drawn to stories about the saints of the Roman Catholic Church. My Book of
Saints (2008) – a collection of eight miniature portraits for piano –
represents a culmination of this long-standing interest.

Franz Liszt also found saints inspiring, and in selecting saints as subjects
for my piano pieces, I am preceded by his grand compositions. However, my
efforts have more in common with the intimate character-pieces of Schumann,
Mendelssohn, Satie, Janáček and Messiaen than with the glories of Liszt’s
pianism.

In some cases, my chosen saints are portrayed in obvious ways; in other
cases, the references are subtler, and may not be apparent to anyone but me.
However, I would rather leave it to listeners to consider how my musical
ideas are connected to my subjects than offer explicit descriptions of my
intentions.




CATALOGUE INFO:

  • Call Number:
  • MI 2110 E137bo
  • Genre:
  • Keyboard, Piano, One Keyboard, Two Hands
  • Date of Acquisition:
  • May 10, 2010
  • Type:
  • Print-music, Published by CMC
  • Physical Description:
  • 1 score ((23) p.); 28 cm.
    23 Pages
    Height: 28 cm
    Width: 22 cm
  • Additional Information:
  • Piano
    I: St. Gabriel
    II: St. Christopher
    III: St. Peter of Alcantara
    IV: St. Barbara
    V: St. Fina of Gimignano
    VI: St. Anthony the Hermit
    VII: St. George
    VIII: St. Teresa of Avila
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