for solo piano
Commissioned work: Commissioned by Rhett Griffiths for his beloved sister Sara
Premiere: July 10, 2009 Cheltenham, Holy Apostles Church, Charlton Kings (UK) Cheltenham Festival 2009 · Huw Watkins, piano; Kit Hesketh-Harvey, reader
Publisher: Schott Music Ltd., London
Duration: 5' 0''
Year of composition: 2009
8 Pages - Saddle stitching
Order number: ED 13315
Watkins’ 'Four Inventions' evolved from the composer’s conversations with writer Rhett Griffiths who commissioned the work about his poem “The Sibling Solution”. The poem is included with the publication and may be read aloud before the music. Each of the inventions deals with an aspect of the “siblingness” of things with the titles Declamatory, Hesitant, Breathless and Serene.
Watkins’ 'Four Inventions' were recently broadcast on BBC Radio 3 as part of a portrait concert prior to the world premiere of his Violin Concerto at the 2010 BBC Proms. An ideal work for aspiring pianists and suitable for both recitals and auditions.