Sunday Sounds, 25th October 2015
Terry Robinson: “Legions of Poppies”
Manchester based pianist and composer Terry Robinson says of this beautiful composition:
My wife bought a fabulous original watercolour painting of purple poppies and she left it on the music stand of my piano. As I sat down to practice I gazed at the painting and improvised this track. It has two aspects – the present day image of poppies blowing in the wind and the associated remembrance of soldiers who died in battle.
I recorded the improvisation and practised it until I could play the left hand part without it sounding too amateurish – at the end of recording the track my left hand felt about ready to fall off!
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