• Brian Chapple
  • Trees Revisited

  • Chester Music Ltd (World)
  • piano

Programme Note

Trees Revisited was written for and premiered by Nigel Coxe in 1970. It belongs to a period when I was interested in borrowing, quoting and referring to earlier music and styles (this period includes the Praeludiana for organ, Scherzos for four pianos and Green and Pleasant for orchestra).

Trees Revisited is a short, flamboyant concert piece inspired by Oscar Rasbach' s "Trees ". In a brief set of kaleidoscopic variations it views the favourite 1930's ballad at extremes of speed and style with affectionate fun.

Brian Chapple