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Nigel’s Dances and Dreams is a set of seven piano solo pieces and was given its first performance by Nancy Crook at the Edinburgh Society of Musicians (ESM) concert on Saturday February 18th at 7.30pm.

The pieces invite a variety of interpretations depending on whether the performer would prefer the audience to dance or dream. The ESM is an organisation which promotes practical music-making in Edinburgh and has been in existence since 1887.

Nigel said, “Nancy Crook is a highly experienced pianist, organist and choir conductor, and I am delighted she has taken an interest in these pieces.”

New lease of life for the Cello Quartet … and get the music free!

First played in Aberdeenshire’s Castle Fraser, the Cello Quartet which Nigel composed in 1992 is now available for download. Written for the Cello Consort, it was subsequently recorded by Cello Spice – the recording is still available from Divine Art [http://www.divineartrecords.com/CD/25002info.htm].

Reviews were favourable … “a romantic and occasionally witty work” said ‘Moore’ and Martin Anderson described it as “discreet, though with a hint of warm humour.”

Nigel has made the score and the individual parts available online for download and printing. But there’s a bonus.

“I also have some printed copies”, says Nigel, “and I will send these free of charge to anyone who will wants to play them – just email me” (address below) …