Scenes from Shakespeare

for piano

Gary Higginson


The style is accessible, often tonally based, but never clichéd.
Murray McLachlan, International Piano (September/October 2010 p72)
[Higginson’s] collection of eight pieces inspired by some of Shakespeare’s most famous lines could be especially valuable for enterprising students immediately after Grade 8.
Murray McLachlan, International Piano (September/October 2010 p72)

Scenes from Shakespeare is a follow-up volume to Shadows, and is a set of eight pieces for pianists of higher grade, each prefaced by a quotation from Shakespeare.

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  Composer Title Grade Forces
Gary HigginsonScenes from Shakespeare
for piano
6 to 8Piano
# Composer Movement Forces
1Gary Higginson1. Bottomʼs Dream
A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Act IV Scene I
22. Beatrice and Benedict
Much Ado About Nothing, Act I Scene I
33. The Battle of Bosworth Field
Richard III, Act V
44. Sir Toby Belch and Sir Andrew Aguecheek
Twelfth Night, Act II Scene III
55. Prince Hal Rejects Falstaff
Henry IV Part 2, Act V Scene V
66. Hamlet Meets the Ghost of His Father
Hamlet, Act I Scene IV
77. The Statue Awakes
A Winter’s Tale, Act V Scene III
88. The Witches’ Dance
Macbeth, Act IV Scene I

Catalogue code: FM166Published: June 2010
Entry last updated: 22nd July 2010