Plain Sailing

Plain Sailing

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Beautifully crafted, this short work for 4 hands conjures up precisely the imagery the title suggests. Calm, lilting, melodic, but requiring technical skill, it would be a welcome addition to the piano duet repertoire. Despite its apparent tonality, the harmony offers the odd pleasant surprise as one would expect of Skempton's imitable style. Plain Sailing was written in 1993 and given its first public performance by the Walker-White Piano Duo on 5 February 2001 at Cheltenham Town Hall.
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  • Sheet music | 8 pages
  • 210 x 297mm | 25g
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • 0193363224
  • 9780193363229

About Howard Skempton

Born in Chester in 1947, Howard Skempton has worked as a composer, accordionist, and music publisher. Renowned for the distinctive clarity of his musical language, he has composed over 300 pieces, many of which are miniatures for solo piano or accordion. His orchestral and instrumental works have been recorded by, among others, the BBC Symphony Orchestra and Ensemble Bash. In recent years, Skempton has concentrated increasingly on writing vocal and choral music; his
choral commissions include works for the BBC Singers and the Belfast Philharmonic Society. He is currently an Honorary Professor of Music at De Montfort University.
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