Dreams and Dragons

Twelve Reveries for Piano - Intermediate standard (UK grades 5 to 6)

 

Welcome to the world of Dreams and Dragons - where not all is as it seems.  The collection contains pairs of pieces, each evolving from the same harmonic idea, one the dream and the other the dragon.  Many of the pieces contain elements of both dream and dragon.  It is a soundscape of make-believe, fairy tales and legends.

June Armstrong continues to consolidate her status as one of our most interesting, characterful and imaginative composers.  As ever it is Armstrong's imaginative development of a central concept which is the key to the inspiration for all the pieces here, her gift for painting in sound and telling a story through her music as acute as always.  Andrew Eales, Pianodao.  Read the full review here.

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The Breeze on the Lake
Knight-at-Arms
The Dream
The Snow Queen
Daybreak
Thor God of Thunder
Sea Spray
The Enchanted Forest
A Midsummer Night
Circe the Sorceress
Dragonflies
The Dragon's Lair