Announcing John’s first ever solo piano album, The Piano Collection: A Flower Remembered. As a response to the period of worldwide coronavirus lockdown, John was inspired to revisit eight of his best-loved choral pieces, arranging them for solo piano so that they could be played and sung at home. Appropriately, the album was recorded during the pandemic in a Maltese studio by John’s longtime friend and collaborator, Wayne Marshall, and produced at a distance by John in the UK.
The full album will be released on Decca Records on Friday 31st July 2020, and will be available across all digital platforms.
The companion volume of digital sheet music is available now from digital music retailers, including JW Pepper, Chimes Music and Sheet Music Plus. The arrangements are designed for pianists everywhere, and texts are included within the piano score for home sing-alongs.
From today you can stream The Lord bless you and keep you across all digital platforms. The full tracklist is as follows:
1. A Flower Remembered
2. A Clare Benediction
3. For the Beauty of the Earth
4. Be Thou My Vision
5. Lord, Make Me an Instrument of Thy Peace
6. A Gaelic Blessing
7. All Things Bright and Beautiful
8. The Lord Bless You and Keep You
Watch John introducing his new collection: