Coronavirus Appeal

 Free sheet music and audio recording offer - see below for details

Elegy: 2020 for Solo Piano

To pianists, piano teachers, piano students and lovers of piano music in general - please read on:-


Here’s my offer:-


Although the sheet music and high resolution audio recording of Elegy: 2020 is now available commercially, if you were considering purchasing the sheet music and/or recording, please could I ask you to consider giving the cost (£3.95 & £0.99 or more!) to one of three really important charities instead, namely the CAFOD Coronavirus Appeal, the Salvation Army Covid Appeal, or to UNICEF Covid Appeal -  click these links, or alternatively go directly to their respective websites if preferred - I will then send you a free copy of both the sheet music and the audio recording for you to download and print.


To take advantage of this offer, all I would ask you to do is to forward me a copy of the confirmation e-mail from your chosen charity, confirming your name and address; stating the date (post 22/05/20) and the amount donated, to my e-mail address - - i'll then send you one free digital sheet music copy of Elegy: 2020 along with one high-resolution recording single (audio recording) to download and print.



Many thanks for your consideration and kindness.


Stephen J. Wood

Background to Elegy: 2020

This substantial new work was written during the lockdown period of 2020, I had been planning to write a new piece for some time - the lockdown gave me the perfect opportunity with the luxury of time to dedicate it to a sustained period of writing. Although dedicated to two close friends of mine, it was written in gratitude to all frontline and key workers, and to acknowledge and honour the millions of people worldwide adversely affected by Coronavirus.

Although always accessible throughout, Elegy: 2020  is written in a contemporary-classical style combined with the usual exotic harmonic language that has come to be associated with my writing, The piece, I suspect, would be pitched at around the ABRSM Gd.7/8 level, but enthusiastic players of Gd.5 and above shouldn't be put off in learning it.  

In writing the Elegy, I have attempted to convey and encapsulate something of the gamut of emotions and feelings that so many people have experienced during this period of uncertainty: the triumphs and the tragedies, the hope and the despair. This serene but powerful piece is, nevertheless, shot through with an optimistic spirit and I do hope you enjoy playing and listening to it.

The sheet music download for Elegy: 2020 for Solo Piano and high resolution recording can be purchased here for immediate download. Once purchased, you will be provided with a link to download the PDF and audio file(s). Please read below for free sheet music and audio recording offer.