Richard Hinsley Solo Piano

As a solo pianist and guitarist with local jazz ensemble 'Cool Jazz', Richard combines a working life with promoting his original brand of contemporary/classical piano music giving regular recitals around the country. His varied musical background includes church music as a youngster singing in the local choir and piano lessons from the age of seven. His continuing musical education saw a period of organ study at a local church before beginning to compose his own music during student days and as a performer playing in groups of varying styles on the pub and club circuit. Later on, he ventured into the world of library music with his compositions being included on several CD's released by the Panama Music Library. He has been fortunate to have had his music used in several media outlets including the BBC, and still receives periodic royalty payments as a result. His current musical journey began with the recording of his debut solo piano album in 2014 followed by a second release in 2018, and his first performance as a solo artist at the Djanogly Recital Hall in Nottingham during late 2015.

Richard Hinsley Solo Piano

Richard Hinsley Solo Piano

Flight Over A Mountain

This piece is evocative of a sense of freedom and movement similar to a bird in flight soaring high in the sky for example, with a melody that seems to conjure up just such an image. Again, the use of a static bass note coupled with an expansive melody in the right hand throughout the majority of the piece helps to accentuate the effect. The bridge section maintains the repeated bass note idea as it builds towards the introduction of the original idea and conclusion of the piece.

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Richard Hinsley Solo Piano

Night Wind

A delicate waltz in a major key with a simple melody overlaying an arpeggiated left hand movement maintained throughout the piece, reaching a semi-crescendo on two occasions with a right hand octave motif played over the same left hand pattern separated by a bridge section played on the higher register of the piano.

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Richard Hinsley Solo Piano

Chasing The Rain

The album ends on an optimistic note with an up tempo offering which one concert goer described as being in a “Riverdance” style after a recent performance of the work. It is a vibrant high octane piece with lots of energy and was originally composed for inclusion in a music library compilation CD ,where the brief was to produce a piece of music with a “Scottish feel”. The title is therefore an oblique reference to the weather in that part of the world. This piece along with “Calm Before The Storm” and “Celestial” is the last in an interesting trilogy of pieces played periodically at live performances as they blend well tonally and contrast sympathetically in terms of style and tempo.

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