WORKS FOR PIANO(S)

 

500 Treble Notes (2017) 10' Download PDF

piano solo

For Antony Gray

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500 Triads (2017) 16' Download PDF

piano solo

For Howard Skempton on his 70th birthday

First performance: 13th October 2017. Kings Place, London

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Preludes and Schrott (2017) 15' Download PDF

piano solo

For Rob Roberts and Bob Goldsmith

First performance: 2017. Antony Gray


First out (2016) 6' Download PDF  

piano solo

Dedicated to Michael Finnissy on his 70th birthday

First performance: 7th May 2016. York Late Music Festival. University of York Jack Lyons Concert Hall . Ian Pace


Where are we in the world? (2014) 6' Download PDF  

piano solo

For Michael Finnissy and Alison Jermak

First performance: August 2014. COMA Summer School. Michael Finnissy

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Breathless (2013-2014) 4' Download PDF

piano solo

For Armando Alemdar

First performance: 5th March 2014. Huw Watkins. The Forge, Camden, London

Performance by Antony Gray :


Michael's Harmony (2006) 5' Download PDF

piano solo

Dedicated to Michael Finnissy on his 60th birthday

First performance: October 2006. Philip Howard. The Warehouse, London

Collaboration version for voice (Indi Kaur) and piano (Andrew Toovey) - featuring film of Armando Alemdar painting 'Lament'. Listen on YouTube


Morag (2005) 3'

piano solo

For Morag Morris

First performance: December 2005. Clive Williamson. The Warehouse, London

Recording available on Cadenza Music   Published by Cadenza Music as part of "One Minute Wonders Vol. 2" collection

Toovey Morag

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My Dear Judith (2004) 5' Download PDF

piano solo

Dedicated to Judith Weir on her 50th birthday

First performance: 2004. Michael Finnissy


Mostly Bach (2003) 3' Download PDF

piano solo
(pianist can play pedal bass drum. The chordal part of the piece can be played on the vibraphone, as indicated in the score)

Dedicated to Stephen Gutman

First performance: 2003. Michael Finnissy

Recording available on NMC DL3006

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A Little Birthday Music (2001) 1' Download PDF

piano solo

for Malcolm Williamson

Recording available on KNS classical


You may not (want) to (be) hear/here (1998) 5'

prepared piano and narration (John Cage text on Morton Feldman)

First performance: 1998. Joanna McGregor

Recording available on Sound Circus SC001


Techno Stomp (1997) 5' Download PDF

piano solo (with or without pedal bass drum)

Commissioned by Stephen Gutman and the Dartington Trust/Arts Council

For Lynda Stone

First performance: August 1997, Dartington Summer School. Stephen Gutman

Recording available on UTS CD003

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Finders Keepers (1995) 15'  

version of The moon falls through the Autumn for four pianos


The moon falls through the Autumn (1995) 15'   Download PDF  

piano solo

Commissioned by Kaori Nakajima for her tour of Japan, November 1995

For Kaori Nakajima

First performance: 21st November 1995. Suntory Hall, Tokyo, Japan

Recording available on Largo CD 5139


to Sappho (1993) 3' Download PDF

piano solo

Written for Michael Finnissy's Far East tour October 1993

"A very limited palate of clusters gradually expanding over the fall range of the piano, frantically." AT

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Cantus Firmus (1992) 3' Download PDF

piano solo (and harpsichord version)

Written for Nick Hodges' BACH project

For David Drew

First performance: 12th May 1992, Blackheath Concert Hall, London

"The initial ideas came from Bach's music (Prelude 1, various Chorales etc.) and Bridget Riley's painting of the same name – a magnificent striped work." AT

Recording available on ABC classics

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21 Progressive Piano Pieces (Grade 2-4) (1990) 20' Download PDF  

piano solo

First Performance 1992 by junior students at RCM London supervised by Thalia Myers


Embrace (1990) 12'  

two pianos

For Yvar Mikhashoff & James Clapperton

First performance: 24th May 1990, Bergen Festival. Yvar Mikhashoff and James Clapperton

Recording available on Largo CD 5141

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Down there by the sea (1989) 32' Download PDF

piano solo (the six pieces can be performed as a group or separately)

1. Down there by the sea (10')
2. 77 notes (5')
3. Lullaby (4')
4. Sea (5')
5. there by (3')
6. Down (5')

For Michael Finnissy

First performance (No. 1): 7th December 1989, Cambridge New Music Festival. Michael Finnissy
First performance (Nos.2-3): 11th July 1990, Royal College of Music, London. Michael Finnissy
First performance (Nos.4-6): 21st March 1990, Yamaha Studios, London. James Clapperton


Out Jumps Jack Death! (1989) 14' Download PDF

piano solo*

For Deirdre Henderson

First performance: 18th March 1989, Purcell Room, London. James Clapperton

"..dynamic contrasts and subtle changes of mood.." The Guardian

Recording available on Nova CD7


Fragments after Artaud (1988) 12' Download PDF

piano solo*

For James Clapperton

First performance: 10th February 1988, British Music Information Centre, London. James Clapperton

"...a tour de force of extremes in simplicity and violence." The Independent

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Artaud (1986) 14' Download PDF

piano solo*

For David Yeates

First performance (revised version): 8th August 1987, Dartington Summer School, James Clapperton

Recording available on Nova CD7


*Artaud, Fragments after Artaud and Out Jumps Jack Death! can be played as a cycle of piano works.








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