Publisher: Chester Music
Fourths, Mostly (2001)
Commission by Symphony Hall on the occasion of the Inauguration of the Symphony Hall organ
Chester Music Ltd
The interval of the fourth almost exclusively - from the right hand repeated/sustained chords and the melodic shape of the pedal part at the beginning, to the ‘middle section’ with its right hand parallel fourths and left hand parallel 5ths (inverted fourths!) and later fourths stacked on top of each other.
Commissioned by Symphony Hall Birmingham and written for Thomas Trotter to whom I am extremely grateful for his suggestions as to hand and foot practicalities and his unilateral decisions on registration.
© Michael Nyman 2001