• Ian Venables
  • The November Piano, Op. 33, no4 (2002)

  • Novello & Co Ltd (World)
  • Soprano and piano
  • Baritone and piano
  • 3 min

Programme Note

Part of the song cycle "Six Songs"

The November Piano is a setting of a poem by the contemporary poet Charles Bennett. It is taken from his first volume of poetry entitled ‘Wintergreen’, published in 2002. The song contains all the hallmarks of the composer’s mature style: the use of long breathed vocal lines and melismas, which are underpinned by a rich and complex harmonic language.