1. Prelude:Andantino (extract Lifecycle) op.489a (1996)

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Published by: Highbridge Music Ltd
Instrumentation: Piano
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Duration: 1:57
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Prelude:Andantino is available singly as a booklet here:

It is also one of the pieces in 'Lifeycle' a collection of 24 piano pieces by Howard Blake which is available for sale complete as a book here:

Recordings Available
Lifecycle, piano music of imagination and reflection
Released: 2003
Recorded: 2002
Artists: William Chen (Piano)
Available from: ABC Classics (Australia) Amazon UK

1. Recorded by William Chen as one of the items on 'Lifecycle' ABC Classics. Available from Amazon

 2.Recorded as one of the works on the album 'WALKING IN THE AIR - THE MUSIC OF HOWARD BLAKE' performed by VLADIMIR ASHKENAZY and released on March 3rd 2014 on Decca Classics 478 6300 www.deccaclassics.com  www,vladimirashkenazy.com


In B minor, composed in 1975 in Cuckfield.  Published 1996 as Number 1 of 'Lifecycle'. (Previously published as number 1 of Eight Character Pieces) Popular as a test-piece for piano exams and chosen for the ABRSM syllabus 2011.


24th August 2013 William Chen (piano ),Yang Song (violin), Piano and violin recital at China Europe International Business School, Shanghai

The recital will include the second movement of the Violin Sonata

19th May 2013 Piano recital: Beethoven,Medtner,Schumann,Prokofiev,Chopin and Blake, St.James's Theatre Studio, 12 Palace Street, London SW1 4.00 pm

Three Blake pieces to be played by the Russian pianist Evgenia Startseva - notable for her performances partnering Maxim Vengerov.

Related Works

'*LIFECYCLE' op.489 (1996) (Audio Sample Available)
A sequence of 24 pieces for the piano - the complete 77 page album can be purchased by mail order

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