Commissioned by Duncan Honeybourne for his Contemporary Piano Soundbites series of 2020, available on CD Prima Facie PFCD140
The title was suggested by a line from Bret Harte’s poem ‘The Angelus’: Bells of the past, whose long-forgotten music still fills the wide expanse…
For me, one of the effects of the coronavirus lockdown is a heightened awareness of the passing of time; sometimes each day can seem like an eternity, and the days before the lockdown – including the concerts I attended - now a very distant memory, although in reality they are still relatively recent. In ‘Angelus’ I have attempted to create a sense of time passing slowly, within a miniature form.
Angelus is published by UYMP as one of Three Pieces for Piano (2021)