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They can be obtained from Highbridge Music. They can also be found, correctly ordered and re-edited for performance, in the collection of 24 pieces in all the major and minor keys entitled 'Lifecycle' (opus 489, 1996), published by Highbridge Music.
'Eight Character Pieces' and 'Lifecycle' (a collection of 24 piano pieces) are available as complete books from Highbridge Music by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org for mail delivery, or as separate pieces by download from this website, howardblake.com
The eight pieces which comprise this work can be heard as items within the CD 'Lifecycle' recorded magnificently by William Chen for ABC Classics 476 118-4 in the Eugene Goossens Hall Sydney.
However, the 30-second samples which you can hear on MP3 are taken from a recording made by the composer himself.
A note on 'Lifecycle':
'Lifecycle' is a collection of 24 piano pieces by Howard Blake. The first twelve of the 24 were completed and published by Highbridge Music in 1975 as 'Twelve Piano Pieces' but in 1984 eight of the pieces were published with the title 'Eight Character Pieces'. In 1996 the composer completed the second book of the 24, giving the complete work the title 'Lifecycle'. Both 'Eight Character Pieces' and 'Lifecycle' are available complete as books or as separate pieces from Highbridge Music by e-mailing email@example.com or by download from www.howardblake.com