• piano
  • 3 min 15 s

Programme Note

Howells' Siciliana“Comme le cerf soupire…”Pavane and Galliard, and Petrus Suite were all written for pianists at the Royal College of Music. The rich and lilting Siciliana (1958) with its characteristic dotted rhythm, was completed in an afternoon and gently builds to an impassioned climax, after which the tension is gently dispersed. 

- Jonathan Clinch, Royal Academy of Music, 2020