Causeway Coast Fantasy

Five Fantasies for Piano - Intermediate to Advanced

The Causeway Coast is an area which I have known intimately for most of my life, and is one of the most spectacular stretches of Irish coastline.  In Causeway Coast Fantasy, the representation of the sea and its many moods is interwoven throughout the music.

REVIEW - Piano Professional

From the soporific Red Sails at Sunset and misty Mussenden Temple at Sunrise to the watery Bendhu, these longer pieces are like an Irish Einaudi or Michael Nyman mixed with French Impressionism.  They also lend themselves to an appreciation of form, so winsome is the treatment of the material.  Much is understated and gentle but The Pipes of Finn has a slow, thunderous opening followed by three pages of nippy counterpoint.  A quote from Wagner's Pilgrims' Chorus ends the book with gravitas.

Nancy Litten - ABRSM Examiner

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Red Sails at Sunset
Mussenden Temple at Sunrise
Rathlin Island
The Pipes of Finn
Night Storm
Zodiac Ceiling
Erebus and Nox
Pilgrims' Chorus