Giles SwayneGZ098
Organ | Duration: 10 minutes

First performed  by James McVinnie in Westminster Abbey on May 16th 2010, this brilliantly coloured recital-piece (although very different in idiom) echoes Riff-raff in its variety & unpredictability. Dedicated to the memory of Swayne’s much-lamented monkey Cuckoo, it is a series of variations on his name, and presents a portrait of his character.

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Three little pieces

Giles SwayneGZ112
Organ | Duration: 5 minutes

Three short and sweet pieces: the first delicate and almost minimalist, the second flashy and full of contrast, and the third a contribution to Bach’s Orgelbüchlein – a version of one of the chorales he listed but never set.

  • A little palindrome
  • Toccatina
  • Chorale prelude no. 136: Auf meinen lieben Gott

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Bagatelles, Book 2

Giles SwayneGZ115
Piano | Duration: 18 minutes

The second book of Swayne’s Bagatelles, composed in July 2011, was first performed by the composer at the Tout-petit festival de Musique, St. Germain de Calberte, in the Cévennes region of France. The publication of Book 1 has been delayed because several of the pieces were not completed until recently; it will appear in autumn 2012.

  • The simple joy in locomotion
  • Stroking your keys
  • Now or never
  • Passing wind
  • It tolls for thee
  • The meaning of life
  • Fibonacci’s song
  • Perpetual motion
  • Nocturne
  • Midnight tango

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