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Paul Lewis
W.I. WALTZ for piano
Goodmusic GM266

Catalogue Number: GM266

ISMN: 9790222309968

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. . . . a piece of cake for an enthusiastic pianist!
For some years I have enjoyed giving regular talks to the East Sussex Federation of Women's Institutes, travelling to different branches throughout the county and meeting many remarkable and inspiring women.
At an audition for the West Sussex Federation speakers' list I was asked, albeit it in jest, whether if I were accepted I would compose a waltz for their centenary in 2019. Being extremely susceptible to suggestion, I had already started composing the piece in my head before I left the hall, and here is the finished result!
Since Sir Hubert Parry's anthem Jerusalem has been synonymous with the W.I. since 1924 and is still often sung to open their meetings, I start the Waltz with a quote from the melody and use it as a link between sections.
I have dedicated my W.I. Waltz not just to the West Sussex Federation but to the entire National Federation of Women's Institutes, for which I have the utmost admiration.
. . . . And incidentally I passed the West Sussex audition! Paul Lewis

Duration 3 minutes

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