Sheet Music

After Siesta (Peter James sheet music)

After Siesta - Peter James sheet music (sample)
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After Siesta is indeed best attempted after a siesta! Musically, it has some Latin American influences combined with funkier elements. The title has slight reminiscences of Chick Corea’s La Fiesta.

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Del Corazón (Peter James sheet music)

Del Corazón - Peter James sheet music (sample)
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The Visions and Vistas album begins with Del Corazón on solo piano. The title translates as ‘from the heart’ and sets the agenda in terms of our intent for the music.

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Embrace (Peter James sheet music)

Embrace - Peter James sheet music (sample)
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Embrace, the second track from Visions and Vistas, is a relatively simple form containing melodic exchanges between the treble and bass. The intention is to create a modal space in which we can continue the musical dialogue.

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MP3: Embrace

Fettling Blues (Peter James sheet music)

Fettling Blues - Peter James sheet music (sample)
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I’ve been intrigued by the variety of suggestions as to regional meanings of ‘fettling’! It’s a cheerful nod toward my roots in the north of England.

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Goodnight, Lamp Light (Peter James sheet music)

Goodnight Lamp Light - Peter James sheet music (sample)
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This short medley was one of those happy studio ‘first take’ experiences where we’d already captured something before the dangers of a more self-conscious and analytical approach encroach

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Look Up! (at the stars) - Peter James sheet music

Look Up! (at the stars) - Peter James sheet music (sample)
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The title for the ballad Look Up! (at the stars) originated from a time when I lived abroad.

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Mistral (Peter James sheet music)

Mistral - Peter James sheet music (sample)
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Mistral paints a musical picture of the cold north-westerly wind that travels down the Rhône valley in France in to the Mediterranean. A form runs throughout the piece but is sometimes approached quite tangentially.

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MP3: Mistral

My Heart Longs for a Far Away Country (Peter James sheet music)

My Heart Longs for a Far Away Country - Peter James sheet music (sample)
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My Heart Longs for a Far Away Country is a musical journey. It’s about being in one place, longing to be in another, and the sometimes-perilous journey to get from A to B.

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Snow on Snow (Peter James sheet music)

Snow on Snow - Peter James sheet music (sample)
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Snow on Snow is intended, not as a nostalgic tribute to the days before global warming when the weather was more predictable and we were guaranteed snow at Christmas!

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Thanksgiving (Peter James sheet music)

Thanksgiving - Peter James sheet music (sample)
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Thanksgiving is just that – and was a surprise late entry for inclusion on the album. We tried it in the studio and it seemed to capture just the right township-hoedown-rollicking vibe!

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Visions and Vistas (Peter James sheet music)

Visions and Vistas - Peter James sheet music (sample)
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The title track Visions and Vistas is a more complex piece, with an intricate 64 bar melody weaving through various harmonic colours.

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