four piano pieces (c1978-1984)

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The four solo piano pieces chaconne, song, nocturne, and hymn were written over a period of seven years during which Reddy relocation from London (where he had been a student) to Durban, South Africa (where he took up his first university teaching post). Yet he thought of them as a set, and they are highly personal statements, increasingly romantic in style and often not fully notated. He may have begun chaconne as early as 1978 and completed it around 1981 while song dates from 1982 - both of them written in London. In Durban he wrote nocturne (1983) and hymn (1984). A recording of Reddy playing them may be helpful for performers of these sometimes rather provisionally notated scores.