3. Impromptu (extract Lifecycle) op.489d (1996)

Published by: Highbridge Music Ltd
Instrumentation: Piano
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Duration: 6:34
Sheet Music Available
Instrumental / piano score for sale

Impromptu 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 E minor, composed in 1975 in Cuckfield.  Published 1996 as Number 3 of 'Lifecycle'. Popular as a piece for piano players of Grade 7 to 8.


6th December 2014 The Goldfield Ensemble,

The event given in this splendidly-refurbished Arts Centre near Cambridge began with an interview conducted by Christine Talbot Cooper in which Howard at some points illustrated his music at the piano, giving a complete performance of 'Impromptu' from 'Lifecycle'. The Goldfield Ensemble then played his 'String Trio' and 'Piano Quartet' and after an interval the first performance of an arrangement of his 'Sleepwalking' for clarinet, cello and piano was followed by Mozart's clarinet quintet with Kate Romano clarinet, Toby Turton cello and Richard Utley piano.

4th December 2014 Howard Blake piano, Madeleine Mitchell violin, Rosalind Ventris, viola, Peter Adams cello, Gloucester Music Society
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

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

Related Autobiography Chapters


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