On the rocks

On the rocks

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Improvisatory and lyrical in style it is Butler's version of abstract cocktail lounge music. It takes inspiration from a phonograph recording of Debussy playing the piano with a truly magical tone, luminous and deep. There are also (for those with very quick ears) one or two fleeting quotes from his works.show more

Product details

  • Sheet music | 12 pages
  • 252 x 355 x 2mm | 124g
  • Oxford University Press
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0193724014
  • 9780193724013

About Martin Butler

Martin Butler was born in Romsey, England, in 1960 and studied at the University of Manchester and the Royal Northern College of Music. In 1983 he received a Fulbright Award for study at Princeton University, USA, where he was resident until 1987. From 1998-1999 Martin was Composer-in-Residence at the Institute for Advanced Study at Princeton in the United States. He is currently Professor of Music at the University of Sussex. Butler's works are widely performed and broadcast both in the UK and abroad.show more

Review quote

Delicate, rather complex, Debussy-inspired score. * Classical Piano *show more