Grimoire: 4 players at 2 pianos

February 22, 2016 in by mwhiteside

Event Details

Programme includes:

Edward McGuire – Botanic Gardens (world premiere)

Janet Beat – Sunset and Lakes

as well as Grand Duo by Moscheles


Botanic Gardens was composed for Grimoire’s unusual combination of 4 players at 2 pianos. It was inspired by the botanical gardens in the west end of Glasgow where the composer often takes a stroll. In one continuous movement, various sections provide contrast – such as ‘Arid Zone’, ‘Humid Tropics’ and ‘Metasequoia’. A focus on intervals, like the opening with its rising fifths – and subsequent sections featuring fourths, thirds, then semi tones provide vivid colours.

Tickets – Free