24 Preludes for Piano

by Christopher Hobbs

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1.
Prelude 1 02:24
2.
Prelude 2 03:53
3.
Prelude 3 02:07
4.
Prelude 4 02:50
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Prelude 5 02:13
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Prelude 6 03:17
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Prelude 7 02:58
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Prelude 8 02:43
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Prelude 9 02:36
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Prelude 10 03:18
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Prelude 11 03:08
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Prelude 12 04:04
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Prelude 13 02:56
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Prelude 14 02:11
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Prelude 15 03:00
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Prelude 16 02:14
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Prelude 17 03:14
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Prelude 18 03:00
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Prelude 19 03:28
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Prelude 20 04:00
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Prelude 21 02:26
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Prelude 22 02:43
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Prelude 23 03:56
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Prelude 24 04:50

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My 24 Preludes for Piano, in all the major and minor keys, were written between April and June 1992 while I was living in Redlands, California. I intended that they would together form an evening’s worth of music, so the total duration is around 72 minutes. They draw on a variety of influences, especially Busoni (in the 12th Prelude) and Alkan (in the 24th). They were written in the order they now stand. At first I thought of them simply in terms of their keys, but gradually short titles emerged. However, since they came after the composition I placed them at the end of each piece, as Debussy does in his set. For this album I have decided to omit them altogether. The performance you will hear is the British premiere, which I performed at the Scraptoft campus of De Montfort University on January 26, 1994 [Christopher Hobbs].

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released April 25, 2020

Chrsitopher Hobbs, piano

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