For Solo Piano
(2002) 2 minutes
Premiered by Natalie Bleicher at St Cuthbert’s Church, West Hampstead, London, on 5th February 2017.
Star Falling, a contemplative miniature for piano, was written in 2004. Penned and sent as a gift in an attempt to stop a partner from leaving me, this little piece did not have its desired effect (which in retrospect wasn't such a disaster). It is a simple, calm reflection on some of the lines in Else Lasker-Shuler's poem Reconciliation, and was written purely intuitively in a matter of hours.
© Cheryl Frances-Hoad, 2017
"Frances-Hoad‘s contemplative miniature Star Falling is a calm reflection on lines from Else Lasker-Shuler’s poem Reconciliation. Delicate and expressive, with shimmers of star light..."The Cross-Eyed Pianist
Performance history (post-premiere)
10th March 2020 - Annie Yim at Fox Caberet as part of Music on Main, Vancouver, Canada
3rd October 2019 - Annie Yim at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, London, UK
16th March 2018 - Annie Yim at City University, London, UK