A Piece (…of Birthday Cake)

for solo piano  
Duration: c. 3 min
Year: 2014
First performed in July 2014 by Jennifer Hymer at Castello delle Rocchette, Pratoleva, Italy.

Written as a short and quirky birthday present to the composer’s father, this piece is influenced by the jazz piano style of Bill Evans and applies it to a contemporary music setting. Offering a familiar melody with a twist, the traditional song ‘For he’s a jolly good fellow’ rises out of the background in the second half of the piece, then fades again before the final bars ring out.

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