Chapter Three

solo piano
2015-17

Duration 7′
Instrumentation piano

Chapter Three is a collection of five pieces, written as gifts for various friends to celebrate the births of their children, the third in a series of collected piano pieces. Exploring the piano in various ways, the pieces are intended to be played by children and adults alike.

Avocado Man
As a baby, little Zachary just couldn’t stop eating Avocados! Avocado Man was born. The gentle character reflects his temperament; slowly moving patterns centre on the white notes of the piano.

Bryn’s Blue Jay
Written at the MacDowell Colony in New Hampshire whilst watching beautiful Blue Jay’s from the window, Bryn’s Blue Jay is graceful and light. A flowing melody is punctuated by chirping staccato octaves.

Luke’s Lamborghini
Reflecting Luke’s love of cars, chromatic movement revs the music on, fast and extrovert.

Zayden’s Den
In 3, joyful and sweet, with a cheeky swing.

WANTED
Dustin’s first passport photo inspired this piece. What a great picture! The music is mysterious and sneaky, as if the villain is creeping around. Trills and sudden dynamic contrasts add to the tension.