Embark on a voyage of discovery with this captivating collection of 14 new Eastern Preludes from the creator of Microjazz, inspired by traditional music from the world’s largest continent.
Explore the rich musical landscape of the East as each Prelude weaves together native themes from countries including China, India, Japan, Korea, and Thailand with Christopher Norton’s characteristically innovative popular music styles. Ideal for intermediate to advanced-level keyboard players, these pieces are perfect for the concert platform, as well as providing excellent teaching material.
An accompanying CD puts each Prelude on the map with stylish demonstration performances by Iain Farrington.
When it comes to that fusion of Eastern and Western culture and styles, Christopher proves to be expert... Playing through the pieces I was struck that there isn’t a weak link here – every piece deserves to be learnt, played and performed, and taken together these 14 compositions represent a brilliant addition to the intermediate pianist’s repertoire. - Andrew Eales, Pianodao