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at the request of Thea King in 1990 but Faber Music Ltd were opposed to publication and they remained unperformed and unpublished until a conversation with Janet Hilton caused their rediscovery in early 2006 and Highbridge Music made them available.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

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