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Le Panorama en Rondeau

ABRSM grade 5/6. Approximately 4 minutes.

A solo harpsichord piece dedicated to John Cage which was short listed for a competition organised by the British Harpsichord Society in 2012. Although it is obviously contemporary it has a French inflection and is a very expressive piece. It would work well in any recital of 18th century music. Not difficult.

1st Public Performance 15th April 2014, Christchurch, Woking, Surrey by Penelope Cave.

"This stunning work feels traditional — despite being dedicated to John Cage and in the metre 5:7:3 — yet according to Head it opposes the 'endless desire for change in Western music. Stasis and tranquillity is what I wanted to retrieve; variety is implicit, like ripples on a gentle river'." Alice McVeigh, Music and Vision

See all my compositions for Harpsichord.