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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.
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