Order 3 or more physical items and get 1¢ shipping
Neil Courtis | Imaginary Folk Tunes

Go To Artist Page

Recommended if You Like
Keith Jarrett

More Artists From
UK - England - South East

Other Genres You Will Love
Classical: Piano solo Jazz: Piano Jazz Moods: Instrumental
There are no items in your wishlist.

Imaginary Folk Tunes

by Neil Courtis

A collection of piano pieces in thirty five different shapes and sizes. Glimpses into an imaginary life. By turns pulsatingly rhythmic, calm, simple, rousing and dramatic. Hopefully always evocative.
Genre: Classical: Piano solo
Release Date: 

We'll ship when it's back in stock

Order now and we'll ship when it's back in stock, or enter your email below to be notified when it's back in stock.
Continue Shopping
available for download only
Share to Google +1

To listen to tracks you will need to update your browser to a recent version.

  Song Share Time Download
clip
1. Beginning
2:04 $0.99
clip
2. Race With the Stag
1:46 $0.99
clip
3. Where's That Dog Gone Now
3:36 $0.99
clip
4. A Butterfly Lands On Sophie's Hand
0:48 $0.69
clip
5. Our Life 1
0:24 $0.69
clip
6. The Children All Play in the Meadow
2:20 $0.99
clip
7. Our Life 2
0:34 $0.69
clip
8. Mad Michael's Dance
1:30 $0.99
clip
9. The Owl's Warning
0:54 $0.69
clip
10. A Feast Round the Fire
4:04 $0.99
clip
11. Mr Carver Has Passed Away
1:03 $0.69
clip
12. Lord Keep Us Safe This Night
1:51 $0.99
clip
13. Tom's New Toy
1:25 $0.99
clip
14. Our Life 3
0:45 $0.69
clip
15. Our Life 4
1:08 $0.69
clip
16. Flood
6:29 $0.99
clip
17. The Boy On the Road
2:43 $0.99
clip
18. No School Today
3:02 $0.99
clip
19. Elsa's Little Girl Falls Asleep
1:46 $0.99
clip
20. Elsa's Little Girl Wakes
1:39 $0.99
clip
21. Elsa's Little Girl Rises
4:58 $0.99
clip
22. A Storm Passes Over the Lake
4:16 $0.99
clip
23. A Pack of Wolves Pays Us a Visit
4:25 $0.99
clip
24. Martha's New Frock
1:45 $0.99
clip
25. Sally Gets Lost in the Woods On the Mountain / Lullaby
10:31 $0.99
clip
26. We Sing in the Dusk While Harvesting
3:25 $0.99
clip
27. Maria's New Baby
3:19 $0.99
clip
28. A Hunting Trip
8:47 $0.99
clip
29. Frank and Lily Get Married
2:58 $0.99
clip
30. The Sweethearts Watch the Swallows Fly
2:43 $0.99
clip
31. Barney's Rain Dance
1:18 $0.69
clip
32. Lisa Has a Nightmare
3:03 $0.99
clip
33. Carnival and Fair
6:01 $0.99
clip
34. Our Life 5
1:13 $0.69
clip
35. Love
1:41 $0.99
Downloads are available as MP3-320 files.

ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
Though not drawing musically on Bartok's works, this album was sort of inspired by "For Children" and by his various folk dances, which somehow made me think of coming up with a collection of pieces where I didn't need to worry about any rules - the pieces could be very brief or quite long, simple or layered, and they didn't have to have any consistency stylistically. The only rule was: Piano.

For me the music is full of a yearning for something I'd like to see more of - a time or a place where people share their day to day lives together. Where their music comes out of their closely shared lives. And where community is never far away. I hope you enjoy these pieces: the lyrical, the wistful and the tender, the rousing and the joyful.

All of the music was composed for this album, except for the "Elsa's Little Girl ..." pieces, where I adapted three out of four of my "Little Girl Nocturnes" from a while ago, discarding "Elsa's Little Girl Dreams", which didn't seem to sit well with the rest of the album. If I had to pick some favourite tracks, they'd probably include "A Feast Round the Fire", "Love" and "No School Today", which was an afterthought which has really grown on me. And I particularly enjoyed working on the extended pieces like "Sally", "Hunting Trip" and "Carnival and Fair". I like the feeling of being immersed in a little musical journey, and not knowing quite how it will end.

This album is for my wife and children: Elizabeth, Joseph, Helen and Amy.

Read more...

Reviews


to write a review