It’s Friday! Therefore it’s a competition day here on my blog. Today’s prize is a signed copy of British composer Heather Hammond‘s new piano compositions, Ballads Without Words. Published just this week in hard copy (you can also purchase a digital version too), Heather has written a group of eight colourful pieces intended for those of intermediate level (Grades 4-6), which are full of contrasting moods and melodic surprises.
Written in modern pop ballad genre, some pieces have a real jazzy edge, with frequently changing meters and pulsating chordal passages, whilst others are calm, tranquil, and occasionally tinged with sorrow. They are perfect students and teachers wanting to explore new Contemporary repertoire, and great for those who fancy an interesting diversion between exams.
As usual, leave a suitable comment in the comment box at the end of this blog post to be in with a chance of winning. Heather will pick a winner on Sunday evening (British time), so stay tuned for the result…
You can listen to all the pieces (played by Heather) and purchase a copy here.