Iain Farrington

Pianist, organist, composer, arranger

Piano Songs

Iain Farrington, piano

Piano solo arrangements of works by Gershwin, Rachmaninov, ABBA, The Beatles and many more

Piano Songs - "You must sing with your fingers", so Chopin supposedly said to a piano pupil of his. Since the development of the piano during the 19th century, pianists and composers have always sought to make the piano sing. This album presents a wide variety of song-style piano works from the 1830's to the present day. From classic original works to stunning new virtuoso arrangements, this is an exciting exploration of song-inspired piano music. The repertoire covers a broad range of Romantic, jazz and popular styles, reinvigorating a medium that was made famous through Liszt. This special art of piano transcription is explored afresh in this unique collection.

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1: Bizet/Farrington - Carmen Fantasy

2-4: Schubert (arr. Farrington): Three Songs - 1: Cradle Song, 2: Hedge Rose, 3: The Trout

5-7: Mendelssohn - Three Songs without Words

1. F sharp minor, Op. 67, No. 2

2. A flat major, Op. 38, No. 6

3. A major, Op. 62, No. 6

8: Elgar - Chanson de matin

9, 10: Rachmaninov (arr. Wild): Two Songs - 1: Spring Waters, 2: Vocalise

11-13: Gershwin (arr. Farrington): Three Songs - 1: It ain’t necessarily so, 2: Someone to watch over me, 3: I got rhythm

14: The Beatles (arr. Farrington) - Strawberry fields forever

15: ABBA (arr. Farrington) - Money, money, money