Gaelic Faram (Jig in Kiev) for 2 pianos and 2 percussionists.
Designed as a 16-minute companion piece for Bartok’s famous sonata, written for the Kiev Piano Duo for the final concert of the Kiev “Chamber Music Session” Festival 2012. Revised 2016.
This is a note-filled, virtuosic piece inspired by British folksong, and includes adaptations of the Dargason jig and the reel Mary Mack, and starts with an attempt to capture some of the ornamented and decorated melody lines typical of Scottish bagpipes.
[Also available: Scene from Gaelic Faram – a 6-minute stand-alone scene adapted for 2 pianos]
Sheet music available from www.johnpitts.co.uk/sheetmusic.htm