© Cheryl Frances-Hoad 2019

Star Falling

For Solo Piano
(2002) 2 minutes

Premiered by Natalie Bleicher at St Cuthbert’s Church, West Hampstead, London, on 5th February 2017.  

Programme note

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

Review(s)

"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)

16th March 2018 - Annie Yim at City University, London, UK 

Listen

Buy Magic Lantern Tales, Cheryl's CD featuring Star Falling

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Look 

Watch Annie Yim perform Star Falling on YouTube