Duration: 3.5 minutes
This piece, a kind of homage to Bartok, works very well considering that
it was rather casually written, and originally for piccolo. It begins with a slow, chordal/modal introduction in the piano beneath a languid melody
ON almost all of the many pages at this site I ask
to be informed of performances:
date, location, performers.
I know this little piece is becoming known and popular.
A tracker on the site tells me that it has been
heard hundreds of times, though not by whom
Surely someone has bought and played it?
no one has ever so informed me.
Maybe I'm famous in Albania - I'd like to know.
No one has said a word.
Please, please, if you purchase a copy from
Connors Publications, and decide to play it,
take a moment to send me an email!
You may hear it being performed with great panache by Shelley Younge, flute and Sylvia Shaddick-Tayor, piano, at the sound control below, and yes, that's me on the street in Budapest - on Bela Bartok street, in fact (look closely at the very faint street name)! Better yet, you could seek out the Edmonton Composers' Concert Society CD entitled soundland alberta: le pays sonore, which contains other worthy works by Canadian composers as well. Concert Piece has more recently (2015) been performed in Vienna by Bernard Blary and Christopher Devine.This work is published by Conners Publications, and as a teaser, I have made the first two pages of the score available in the box above.