Mister Turner His Folie (2017)
for solo guitar
Commissioned by and dedicated to Richard Turner
Publisher: Bardic Edition
Score BDE 1227
Available from
Goodmusic Publishing
Duration: c. 6 minutes, 30 seconds

Programme note
In response to Richard Turner's request for a piece based on the evergreen Folia theme, I foraged through the repertoire and gathered about a dozen works based on that theme, from Geminiani and Marin Marais through to Rachmaninoff, and collated them on my study wall in such a way that I could trace a horizontal path through them and extract material as it suited the progress of the piece. I also introduced a traditional Xhosa bow song Latshon'ilanga and combined variations on that tune with the Folia material. Now you hear it, now you don't.

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