SIX ROMANTIC PIECES op.407 (February 1990)

Concert suite for clarinet & piano
Published by: Highbridge Music Ltd
Commissioned by: Thea King
Instrumentation: Clarinet and piano

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Duration: 15 mins
First Performance: Janet Hilton and Howard Blake at Vernon Ellis's Concert Room, 49 Queen's Gate Terrace, London, November 1st  2006

Sheet Music Available
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Instrumental parts for sale


  • 1: Jazz Waltz
    A transcription of Jazz Waltz from 'Dances for two pianos'
  • 2: Swallows
    Theme composed for a film of Oscar Wilde's 'The Happy Prince'
  • 3: Music Box
    Theme composed for the film 'The Changeling'
  • 4: Dulcibella
    The theme for the film 'The Riddle of the Sands'
  • 5: Romance
    A theme composed for the film 'Agatha'
  • 6: Gentlefolk
    A theme composed for a BBC 'Play of the Month'


Composer's note: 'The pieces were arranged at the request of Thea King in 1990 but Faber Music Ltd were opposed to publication and they remained unperformed and unpublished until a conversation with Janet Hilton caused their rediscovery in early 2006 and Highbridge Music made them available.


1st November 2006 Janet Hilton (cl) & Howard Blake (pno), The concert room at 49 Queen's Gate Terrace, London

First performance

Related Works

'DANCES FOR TWO PIANOS (2-stave version - separate parts 1 & 2)' op.217 (March 1976) (Audio Sample Available)
A concert suite in 9 movements
'AGATHA' op.265 (April 1978)
Musical direction and composer of a full orchestral score for the feature film starring Dustin Hoffman and Vanessa Redgrave, directed by Michael Apted
'*THE RIDDLE OF THE SANDS' op.271 (December 1978) (Audio Sample Available)
Score for the feature film of Erskine Childers' novel directed by Tony Maylam (Michael York, Francesca Annis)
'THE CHANGELING' op.274 (January 1979)
Theme music (the music-box theme) for the feature film starring George C.Scott. Director Peter Medak
'GENTLE FOLK' op.288 (October 1979)
Score for a BBC TV film directed by Rodney Bennett
'SIX ROMANTIC PIECES' op.563 (January 2006)
Suite of concert pieces (for clarinet and piano) see 407

Related Autobiography Chapters

Jubilate,When we dead waken,Four Songs of The Nativity,Serenade for 8 woodwind (1990)
'The Passion of Mary - a dramatic oratorio' (2006)

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