Piano Music of Trevor Hold
Peter Jacobs piano
HTGCD 294/5 – 5060332662135
Trevor Hold was a British academic and prolific, yet unjustly neglected, composer whose friendship with Peter Jacobs resulted in many commissions. He excelled in the genre of the piano miniature, taking nursery rhymes, folksongs or the works of other composers as his inspiration and adapting them into highly distinctive compositions, often influenced by blues and other popular idioms. The first of these discs was originally recorded for Continuum in the late 1980s. In 2020, Peter Jacobs returned to the studio to record four additional suites which exist in manuscript form only. The result is a comprehensive 2 CD survey which it is hoped will bring Hold’s music to the attention of an entirely new audience.
Kemp’s Nine Daies Wonder
The Lilford Owl
After Henry (A Choice Collection of Lessons, After Purcell)
Old Wine, New Bottles (Improvisations on British Folksongs)
Four-and-Seven Blackbirds (Improvisations on English Children’s Songs)
Period Pieces (Rags, Blues, Foxtrots, Other Dances and Drolleries)
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